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57 Francis Avenue

October 8, 1946

Dear Dr. Velikovsky:

Will you forgive my delay in thanking you for your letter of September 19, and for a copy of your “Theses for the Reconstruction of Ancient History.”

I am delighted to have your views so clearly and compactly presented, although I would prefer by far to have your complete argument as given in your book—which I hope will be printed. Although it is difficult for me to cast off the views and dates of ancient history on which I have been brought up, I admit that some of your arguments have greatly perplexed me. I readily admit that, on the basis of your book, some competent ancient historian should test anew the basis of our current chronology in the light of your arguments. I do not feel competent for such a task, having my hands full with Biblical studies. I do not know Dr. Pogo personally, and I do not believe he is at Harvard. I believe he helps George Sarton of Harvard edit ISIS.

With all good wishes,Yours faithfully,

Robert H. Pfeiffer

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