STREET & SMITH PUBLICATIONS
SEVENTY-NINE SEVENTH AVENUE • NEW YORK, N.Y.
JOHN W. CAMPBELL • EDITOR • ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION
May 12, 1941
Commander Lucius C. Dunn
U. S. Navy (Ret. )
Washington, D. C.
Re: No. PRA:B-3
I have known Mr. L. R. Hubbard for four years, both professionally and personally. His family background is not directly known to me, since his family is on the West Coast.
He himself is, to my knowledge, a highly capable and unusually dependable professional author. His greatest value to me, professionally, is that—rare avis among authors—he can be relied on to turn in, on a promised date, a manuscript which is not only acceptable, but of excellent quality. Two of his stories placed among the first three in reader opinion during 1940, and both were written on my order for a specified date.
In personal relationships, I have the highest opinion of him as a thoroughly American gentleman.
JOHN CAMPBELL, JR.
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