The fist number of L. refer to the standard CtP edition published in 1987. The following number shows correspondence between letters in the new 2010 edition. Note that on this website CtP is available only 1987 edition with minor additions.

[L. 143 | 153] 20 May 1965

Thank you for the return of the typescript of the Notes. I cannot say that I am much astonished by the opinion that the book would not be attractive to the University publishers. I am faintly amused by the 'expert's' complete failure to perceive what kind of book it is. How can he read my preface and then go on to suggest a 'major re-writing in conformity with modern standards of scholarship'? Yes, I know—these people are like that. But they do shake one's faith in human nature, don't they?