To the Editors:

In my review of Trading Twelves: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray, edited by John F. Callahan and Mr. Murray [NYR, January 11], I say that “in the late 1970s, Herbert Aptheker edited a three-volume edition of W.E.B. Du Bois’s Correspondence.” I was wrong. Volume 1 appeared in 1973, the same year that Aptheker’s thirty-nine volumes of Du Bois’s Complete Published Writings began to come out from Kraus Publishers. Volume 2 of the Correspondence was published in 1976 and Volume 3 in 1978. My apologies to Professor Aptheker.

Darryl Pinckney

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March 29, 2001