Chambers’ Letter

Whittaker Chambers’s handwritten letter to Paul Willert of Oxford University Press, dated May 3, 1938, that was submitted with the 1952 Motion for a New Trial in the Hiss case.


Exhibit IV.B-16

Copy of Handwritten Letter.

St. Augustine, Florida

May 3, 1938

(Rubber Stamp)

Received May 9, 1938

O.U.P., N.Y.


Mr. Paul Willert,

114 Fifth Ave.,

New York City


Dear Mr. Willert,

I am writing this immediately on receipt of your letter. You will certainly receive your translation on time – some of it before. I am distressed that I should have caused you so much trouble. I have not been at Mt. Royal Terrace for more than a month. I shall write more fully later.

Sincerely yours,