TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1/2 page, dated 2 June 1978, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Manly." On plain letter-size paper with Wellman's Chapel Hill address typed at the top. Mentions a few matters of business, asking McCauley to deal with Gerry Page (a "slow man with a dollar") for whom Wellman is writing "a novelette about old Judge Pursuivant and vampirism in Connecticut." Notes that he just had a 75th birthday and "a party with about 50 friends. I never knew I had so many friends." Wellman, rising above his pulp roots, was accomplished in nearly all genres of popular fiction, and was noted for bringing a pungent American flavor to his work. Kirby McCauley was probably the most important literary agent of horror, fantasy and sf writers in the boom years of the 1970s and 1980s. Faint mailing folds, cheap paper a bit tanned, else fine. (#102736).