Introduction MAYOR GAY NOBS LETTERS need no introduction to the American public. The imrpose of this book is not to make them better known, but to collect some of them under one cover. The letters here given are not one-tenth of the letters of Mayor Gaynor which should be published. To cull them out and get them all together would be a great task. The number of the Mayor sletters is prodigious. His letters were dictated from day to day. Most of them, of course, concern the government of the city, but what may be called occasional letters or letters on general topics, occur constantly. For directness, penetration, and wisdom, the Letters of Mayor Gaynor stand alone. Those who have only read an occasional letter from his pen published and often edited in some daily newspaper, xvill be surprised by the literary merit, range of thought, philosophy, common sense and indsiveness of these productions. As to their style the Mayor himself has best described it in his reply to a question on the art of letter writing which appeared in The New York Times He said: cf CC IX. CC What is this you want just a word about the art of letter-writing? I fear you will find no art in my letters. I only aim to compress what I have in my mind briefly and in the most expressive words. The most expressive words are short words. I always know I am going to have a time of it and must be patient when a man with a vocabulary comes to talk with me. It is the same when such men and women write letters. They cause much unnecessary wear and tear in this world. If you want a good vocabulary, read the Bible and simple books.
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