Friends in the LA Science Fiction Society put me in touch with Bill Ellern and I had a nice exchange of emails with him. He thinks he acquired the ms at auction, but isn't sure and doesn't remember when exactly--probably around thirty years ago.

He's in the process of selling off many of his late wife's 'magnificent library of "things"' and is hoping to place them with people who will appreciate them. He was very happy to learn that this ms has found a good home.

The friends who put me in touch with Bill are also the ones who first called my attention to the VIE back in 1999. There is a satisfying sense of things coming around full circle.

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