1981. A couple highlights from this letter: Reyner says he once said to Dr. Nicoll that he seemed dispirited, Dr. Nicoll "retorted fiercely, 'I lose force sometimes. There is nothing wrong with my spirit'"
Responding to some comment about Ouspensky's direction that he was abandoning the system, Reyner writes, "Am glad that you were present when O spoke about abanding the System." Implying Michael Rubinstein, and likely his father, were part of O's small group at the time of his death. They seem to agree that it was intended as an indication that a static system cannot serve forever, not that systems are not needed. Text a bit faint; Small whole near upper left corner; Two creases. Item #24560
Six page hand-written letter on personal letterhead with corner staple signed 'Jimmy', with 'Reyner' written in after in a different hand, to 'Michael' (Rubinstein) dated 6/10 (Oct)/ 81, responding to apparent critical feedback Mr. Rubinstein had shared with Mr. Reyner related to one of the latter's books (we assume this would be 'Ouspensky: The Unsung Genius'). Michael Rubinstein was a barrister and a member of Gurdjieff related groups, especially Maurice Nicoll's.