Address: Park Bench, The Squirrels, Central Park

Just came across Alice Dalgliesh’s account of publishing during the Depression. Dalgliesh was the children’s book editor for Scribners from 1934 to 1960. She said the following in 1969:

Those of us who were editors as the Depression receded may remember thinking twice before taking a book, but having faith that if it was a good book it would sell. I have a few sad memories, as others must have, of anxious, would-be authors and artists coming in with a pathetic little manuscript–a last hope–so that, as one of them told me, “I can eat.” I asked her to put her address on the manuscript. “Park Bench” “The Squirrels, Central Park,” she said.