Wednesday [29 Dec. 1948]

Dearest:

Here I am at the Martinique in a nice comfortable room. I couldn't get on at the Penn – ia – though I had confirmation. Claire & I had duck at Nellie's yesterday. Will love to be back with you.

Ned



Postcard: 'Hotel MARTINIQUE / ...' ; postmarked New York, NY, 29 December 1948.

Martinique
He was there to attend meetings of the Modern Language Association and address the Poetry Society of America. Claire had accompanied him.

Penn – ia
The Pennsylvania Hotel.