A response to Captain A. D. Turnbull from James A. Michener exchanging information about a mixup in the ComSoPac (Commander South Pacific Area) history. Michener also responded that he forwarded information regarding "a running yarn of the Armed Guard" to the appropriate people within the Company for further consideration.
In a letter to Mr. Cunningham, James A. Michener summarizes a previous correspondence with Captain A. D. Turnbull. Michener asks that Cunningham takes over future correspondence with Turnbull regarding "a running yarn of the Armed Guard."
A letter from James A. Michener to the United States Navy inquiring about an assignment he was given during his time as Lieutenant Commander while serving in the South Pacific. Michener was tasked to examine certain camera lenses to determine if fungi had etched the surface. Upon discussing the matter with a scientist some years later, Michener wanted to know if his task was legitimate or if he was the victim of a hoax.
James A. Michener wrote a letter to the Bureau of Naval Personnel inquiring about the passing of colleague Lt. Cdr. John Burke, apparently killed in an airplane accident. Due to the nature of their acquaintance, Michener requested any details of the incident that could be shared.
James A. Michener responded to a follow-up letter from Commander W. R. Harlow regarding the worthiness of inspecting camera lenses for scratches due to fungi attacking the lens surfaces when stationed in the South Pacific. Michener was grateful for the clarification Harlow's response provided both he and the scientist that was consulted.
In a letter to Dr. George W. Fraiser, president of Colorado State College of Education in Greeley, Colorado, James A. Michener writes to inform and recommend a colleague who is interested in a new position and would make a good addition to CSC
James A. Michener writes a reply George W. Miller (Jiggs) and wishes him well on a new promotion that took he and Jini to Boston. Michener also expressed wishes to talk with Jiggs about his experience in the Navy.
James A. Michener sends regrets to President Asa S. Knowles that he would be unable to accept a new position working with the Associated Colleges of Upper New York. He explains that he has many commitments and projects to fulfill upon returning to Macmillan after three years in the military, but did offer assistance should the need arise.
James A. Michener writes to Dr. Robert Porter to send him one set of page proof of the book Tales of the South Pacific. Michener also indicated he is sending another copy to Floyd Merrill in Greeley, Colorado as well.
James A. Michener writes Mr. Floyd Merrill to send him page proofs of the book Tales of the South Pacific. Michener also indicated he is sending another copy to Robert (Bob) Porter in Greeley, Colorado as well.
Mr. James A. Michener writes to Elizabeth Christman regarding the manuscript she sent him for submission on behalf of Florence (Johnny) and Robert Dean Frisbie. Michener explains that he enjoyed the manuscript and he intends to read it over again, albeit at home and not the office.