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Isaac Asimov Letter to Ruth Hill Viguers (November 29, 1964)

Letter from Isaac Asimov in 1964

28 November 1964

Mrs. Ruth Hill Viguers
The Horn Book, Inc.
585 Boylston Street
Boston, Mass., 02116

Dear Mrs. Viguers,

It is very good of you to increase my payment again. As you know, I have never asked for an increase or even hinted that an increase might be in order for I know that The Horn Book is not a vast money-making concern and because my return for the work I do is, in any case, chiefly the pleasure of my association with the good people of the magazine.

Consequently, I hope you will be able to assure me, for the sake of conscience, that this increase (from an original payment of $25 to the present one of $65) does not seriously affect the magazine budget, and — if it turns out that the general prosperity of the magazine is increasing — that others are also sharing in the benefits and that I am not receiving favored treatment.

Yours,

[signed: Isaac]
Asimov

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