Jan. 10, 1945
Dearest folk: (singular)
Here is the Mahew[?] report. I have put down a few page numbers which you can look up. Read the 'Elements of Sea Power' as well as the Introduction and you will have most of the book in its essence practically all you need. Do not bother about making many notes. You may add a thing here and there.
I shall now get at Taylor's work & send the abstract in a few days.
We are having a good time here considering the weather. I hope Ida Rose got my Balkan history.