STEINBECK, John. ALS ("John") in pencil on lined yellow paper to Eddie Condon and family, n.p., n.d., 2 pp, 8vo.
Steinbeck suggests friends for Condon's daughter, Maggie, to stay with while on a university trip to Italy. He also gives advice on ways to best enjoy her time abroad. "Maggie--don't try to gulp Fierenze, take it in little nibbles. It grows on you little by little and it bites deep...remember that David was carved in a shed on the edge of the Piazza de la Republica". He also muses on the nature of the Tuscans, ..."different from other Italians. They are truly Etruscans. The Romans never got them down."