Ted Kaczynski's Correspondence with Brian Swartz
From Ted — February 6th
[Postmarked] 06 FEB 2014 ...
My mail records do show that you wrote to me, but I have no recollection of your letter. I answer only a small fraction of letters I receive. I'm writing a book, a very time-consuming project, so I don't have time to answer more than a few letters. The rest are [PHOTO CUTS OFF]. I would be interested to know why you've chosen to write to me. You may have answered that in your earlier letter, if so I don't remember it. Nor do I remember whether you indicated that you had read my book Technological Slavery published in 2010 by
1240 W. SIMS WAY #124
PORT TOWNSEND WA 98368
But the book can probably be bought more cheaply from amazon.com
Enclosed: Sheet that explains how to send money [PHOTO CUTS OFF].
From Ted — May 7th
May 7, 2014
Thanks for your letters postmarked ...
From Ted — May 10th
THEODORE JOHN KACZYNSKI ...
YESTERDAY RECEIVED $2500
THANK YOU! HOPE YOU RECEIVED MY LETTER OF 5/7/14. Ted Kaczynski
From Ted — July 2nd
July 2, 2014
Today the $2500 you sent was credited to my account. Many thanks! I do appreciate it!
I hope you received my letter of 6/11/14. How are things going for you? ...
From Ted — August 31st
August 31, 2014
Thanks for your letter of 7/11/14, which I received on 7/30/14. I'm sorry to hear that your back problem forced you to quit your job at the ice house, but it's good that your daughters are working and helping to pay the bills. ...
From Ted — October 29th
October 29, 2014
The $2500 you sent has been deposited to my account. Many thanks! I do appreciate it.
How are you doing? ...
From Ted — November 20th
November 20, 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all your kids. This general-purpose greeting-card was made for me 15 years ago by my very good friend Lydia. She supplies me with photocopies of it and I use them for Christmas cards and so forth. As you can see, Lydia is a talented artist.
You may wonder why I'm sending you this card so early. Well, inmates' mail here is monitored by a department called "SIS". Somewhat more than a year ago, a person name Ms. Payne (Payne-in-the-neck) took over as chief of SIS, and she has given the SIS Technicians extra duties that don't leave them enough time for reading inmate's mail. As a result, there often are excessive delays in our mail. I can't be sure a card will arrive in time for Christmas unless I send it a month early.
I hope you got my letters of 8/31/14 & 10/29/14. I also hope that you and your kids are doing well, that you will enjoy yourselves at Christmastime, and that 2015 will be a very good year for all of you.
Best wishes for the holiday season,