TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page, dated 1 July 1966, to William L. Chester signed Donald A. Wollheim. On 8 1/2 x 11-inch sheet with Ace Books letterhead. Wollheim writes to Chester in care of Republic Corp. to obtain the rights to publish the sequels to HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS (BLUE BOOK, April-October 1935). His letter was returned with the envelope stamped "not at Republic." Wollheim then wrote to attorney Hubert R. Sommers who replied on 18 July 1966, supplying the name and address of Chester's literary agent. Malcolm Reiss of Paul R. Reynolds, Inc. wrote to Wollheim on 3 October 166, "we're still on the trail of William Chester. As soon as John Hawkins, of this office, returns he is going to get in touch with an investigator he knows in the hopes of locating Chester. If we are unable to do this within a reasonable length of time, then you and I can talk about Paul R. Reynolds, Inc. signing a contract on Chester's behalf. These are peculiar circumstances, as I am sure you will agree." The exact date of Chester's death is not known, but it most likely occurred in 1971. DAW Books published the three Kioga sequels in paperback editions in 1976, 1977 and 1978. A carbon of Wollheim's letter to Sommers is present. Faint mailing creases, fine. (#162831).