From October 9th-27th of 1971, Yoko Ono had an exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, which she dedicated to John on the occasion of his 31st birthday. Unfortunately, the reviews of the show in 'The Syracuse Post-Standard' were not favorable, so John wrote this letter to defend his wife and her work. He gave this handwritten draft to the current owner, a young woman who was then secretary to James Harithas, the museum's director. Lennon asked her to type and then mail the letter to the newspaper, which she did. When she asked the former Beatle if he wanted the draft back, he told her she could keep it, which she did until now.