Franz Friedrich - Henry Schnautz - Michael Baumann - letters 1992
Amy Seril was Henry's good friend he had known in New York City since the late 1940's. She had told Franz Friedrich, an art dealer in New York, about her old friend Henry Schnautz who had known the "daughter" of B. Traven, the Mexican novelist who wrote "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre." Franz wrote Henry in 1992 and asked him, from his personal experience, if he could shed any light on the mystery of B. Traven. Henry replied. Franz forwarded it to a Traven scholar, Michael Baumann, who sent back his commentary. Henry writes a narrative, it reads like an adventure novel. Franz Friedrich and Michael Baumann are mystified. Traven could not possibly be the man in Henry's story, the father of Esperanza.
I am heavily indebted to Franz Friedrich for keeping the letter from Henry these many years, and sending it back to me. Otherwise I would not have it.
|Franz Friedrich to Henry Schnautz - Jan 2, 1992|
|Henry to Franz - the story of Esperanza's life - as he knew it - Jan 20, 1992|
|Franz to Henry - Jan 27, 1992|
|Michael Baumann to Franz - Jan 31, 1992|
|Henry to Franz - Feb 3, 1992|
|Franz to Henry - Feb 10, 1992|
|Henry to Amy Seril - Dec 7, 1990|
|early versions of esp history/biography|
|1941_8_11 - letter to Marie, first version of Esp childhood|
|1941_8_20 - Henry to mom - first anniversary of Trotsky death|
|1941_8_27 - Henry to mom|