Morgan Library Displays New Salinger Letters
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan is allowing the public to view personal letters in its collection written by the late author, J.D. Salinger.
The letters were written to his friend, Mike Mitchell, Salinger's neighbor in Conn., who also illustrated the carousel horse on the cover of the first edition of "Catcher In The Rye."
The library received the letters as a gift more than a decade ago, but decided not to make them public until Salinger's death on January 27 this year.
The ten letters to be displayed were written between 1951 and 1993 covers topics such as marriage, parenthood, travel, and they confirm what many fans guessed: that Salinger completed at least two novels by the mid-1960's and continued to work on others.
The first set of letters goes on display March 16 and will run through April 11. There is a second exhibition of six letters, which will open on April 13 and run through May 9.