A touching typed letter signed from the most important orchestrator in Broadway history, arranger for Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, and George Gershwin, and himself a notable composer. May 24, 1975. To a Mr. Burt Silverman, Bennett writes: "The answer to your question is that I recently looked over the first few pages of a book published 150 years ago, and it started out 'In these difficult, nay impossible times in which we live...' Which says to me that the era matters little, but such things as beauty, faith and friendship seem to be able to weather any storm. I hope." In very fine condition. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.6 cm).