He went to Yale

To the Editors:

Regarding the review of the new biography of John Alden Carpenter in your December issue: It comes through vividly to the mind’s eye. There’s grizzled old Charles Ives whacking Terry Teachout’s shoulder with his yellowed Herald Tribune, angrily shouting: “Ya Goddamn prevaricator! Why I didn’t even go to that Harvard University.”

William Thomson
Pasadena, Calif.

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