Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1983. A particularly effusive letter from Kennedy, expressing both great admiration for Salter's work, as well as gratitude for a generous letter in response to reading Billy Phelan's Greatest Game. "That was one of the best letters I've ever gotten in my life -- your response to reading Billy Phelan. It is a pleasure compounded when I think of it coming from the man who wrote A Sport And A Pastime. I remember reading that book not long after it came out and wondering if I would ever publish a book and if I did would people admire it as much as I was admiring this one. So innumerable thanks for your own book and for the good will toward mine and me." He goes on to outline his summer plans, and his hopes for getting together, concluding with "may all the literary gods and goddesses smile on your next book." Item #4573
Typed letter on Cornell University stationary (measuring 6" x 9"); 31 lines (242 words), and signed "Very best, Bill" toward lower margin. Two old folds smoothed-out, else Near Fine; with original mailing envelope, franked, postmarked 19 April, 1983.