Dr. Martin Luther King
309 South Jackson Street
Although you are not Dr. King as I write you will be long before this letter arrives, so I address you according to the degree you have earned and which will be conferred tomorrow.
I greatly regret, as does my wife also, that you will be unable to be here. We especially regret that this means also that we shall not have the opportunity to meet your wife just now. I understand the reasons very well and hope that before many years some opportunity may offer itself to bring the four of us together in Boston or elsewhere.
Thank you for the generous comment about my teaching and our personal relationships. I shall be deeply interested in following both your professional and your personal career and the fortunes of your new family.
I should be very happy to hear from you in Africa. My address there will be: Old Umtali, P. O. Box 24, Umtali, Southern Rhodesia.
I expect splendid achievements from you and shall always regard you with high appreciation and pride.
[signed] Harold DeWolf.
MLKP-MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.