TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page, not dated [circa 1977], to "Dear Amanda" [Jessica Amanda Salmonson]. 34-line letter, enclosing his "tribute and farewell to my good friend Edmond Hamilton" (not present) and discussing mutual interests and Hoffmann's work in progress. "I am batting away at FRIENDS OF YESTERYEAR: FICTIONEERS & OTHERS, and have sent 160 page sample to an agent ... I trust and hope that you received my first draft of the essay on THE ORIENTAL FANTASY STORY. If you like it, let me know and I'll edit and clean up for final draft ..." Fine. (#96256).