Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Irving Fine, August 12, 1944.
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Aug 12 '44
We're here -- as you see. A wilder contrast with Cambridge would be hard to imagine. Tepoztlan was here before the Mayflower was dreamt of. Its tucked away, 5500 ft. up, amidst extraordinary looking mountains. It's a kind of museum piece -- one Robert Redfield was here in 1927 and did an anthropological study of the place. His book is probably lost on some shelf in Widener this very minute.
We have the only liveable house in the village. Its absolutely charming, -- Mexican patio style -- and includes a cook, a gardener, and a baby grand. No more eating in restaurants -- for a while!
I hear you've had hectic times in the Department. Write me some of the latest news -- I'd love to hear from you.
Best to Verna.
P.S. Will always remember how nice you both were to me up there!