July 21, 1942

In this letter, Rachmaninoff informs Mandrovsky that he sends two signed checks, copies and accounts at "City Bank Farmers," and asks Mandrovsky to write a check for this account, and some documents regarding his taxes.  At the end of the letter, SR writes about two concerts he played two days ago at the Hollywoood Bowl.  SR jokes that besides two checks which he received for these concerts, he also "earned lumbago".  Now he can hardly move, and when he does, his posture reminds him of a "comma".  SR concludes that he was rightly punished and says, "one should not take bread away from young pianists and go where, at his age, he should not go."