May 20, 1981 Highlands Dear Bill, Six weeks on the great vacant orphic road has been too long and too distracting— that plus the diabolical attacks of the periodontist on my mangled gums. Anyway, Doyle Moore is at work in Champaign, so that's all to the good. Jargon's legal man in New York City, Niland Mortimer, finally declared that the contract for Heart's Gate was too complex for his talents. I.e., he feels that we need to have the rights & permissions in writing from you (i.e., from Yale, the Hartley heir and the Traubel heir). I asked the somewhat querulous replacement for Don Gallup at the Beinecke Library about all that and he agreed. I assume you have letters you can xerox for me. Please send them to the feiglish address (checked below). Tom Meyer and I are packing to love over there next week for some five months. Once we're clear, I'll send them to a law firm in Winston-Salem who will have someone in the office with some familiarity with literary law. By the way, please tell me how you want the copyright line worded. I think I have it at the moment: Copyright 1981 by William I. Homer. Maybe that's wrong? Once I'm in Dentdale, I'll keep my tattered mind focused on everything and get this project completed. All the best.
William Innes Homer Papers. Georgia OKeeffe Museum Research Center Archives.
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