Tom’s first lodgings were at 225 North Linn, and on his first day in Iowa City, he wrote home: “I am very well satisfied with this place. I get both board and room here.” He said that the ‘excellent’ meals cost twenty-one dollars a month and the room ten dollars in advance. He was also delighted with the city – “very much like Columbia…”
Leverich, Lyle. Tom: the Unknown Tennessee Williams. Norton, 1997.