Dear Mike Mandel:
To say that I was surprised and touched with your letter would be modest. It took me “back and off-guard” I thouht it to be one of the novelist of ideas I have heard of in sometime…Your findings of 30 other people have the same name through-out the United States makes it quite unique. I hope that you will obtain the responses from all so that your study will be meaningful to you and your goal.
As for myself, I am a Supervisor of Industrial Arts in the New York City Schools…I am rounding out my career next January 31, 1975 and will retire to my new condominium in Del Ray Beach, Florida. I have a lovely wife and two children. My son is not married and my daughter is to an attorney. All live in Brooklyn and they too plan to leave New York City soon. I am the only one in the family with the name of Edward, so that it ends at my doorstep.
- from Seven Never Before Published Portraits of Edward Weston by Mike Mandel