May 5, 1931

Dear old Lorne,

Herewith the drapery for your thin loins. I haven't a mortar board and my hood is of no avail.

Hope you are getting along well. Do not work too hard dear old chap. You are a beast for work. But lay off and do only the exigent. Take a few holidays and vegetate.

Affectionately
Ned


drapery
Pratt was lending Pierce an academic gown for some academic event in which he was taking part.