An article in Tuesday's Today section incorrectly stated...


August 01, 1991

An article in Tuesday's Today section incorrectly stated the role of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in the publication of the recently unsealed H. L. Mencken papers, "My Life as Author and Editor." Although the papers will be published by Alfred A. Knopf Inc., Mencken's longtime publisher, as stated in the article, the decision to have them published was made not by Knopf but by the library -- as literary executor of the Mencken estate -- following a recommendation by its board of directors. The Pratt then offered the rights to publish to Knopf.

Also, the Pratt has not attempted to find a publisher for the other recently unsealed papers, "Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work," as was implied in the story.

The Sun regrets the errors.

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