Thomson, Virgil. (1896–1989) [Smallens, Alexander. (1889–1972)]
Autograph Note on a Typed Letter
Autograph note from the important American composer, penned at the foot of the typed letter to which it is a reply. May 14, 1969. Music professor William Jones of the State University College in Pittsburgh writes to ask if Thomson can put him in touch with the conductor Alexander Smallens for his research into pianist Alexander Borovsky. Thomson replies: "The last I knew, A. Smallens was living in Taormina, Sicily. Later still, (c. 1968) his son Alexander Smallens, Jr. was employed in broadcasting by WABC [...] I am sure a letter addressed to him there would reach his father." Folding creases; overall very fine, together with original envelope. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.7 x 28 cm).