[undated, possibly 1940]

Good old Art.

Your broadcast last week was a 'pippin.' A group of us heard it. What would our poetic craft be without you! With MacDonald knifing all of us but himself & Tom MacInnes!

Your stock is high here with the CBC . I was talking to Buchanan & Morrison who think a lot of you.

Surerus said that after your eleven pm speech he sat down & read for 2 hours. Abbie Surerus swears by your lectures. So all your students do, by what I hear.

Will you, some day, get back into the practising guild as of yore? You have all the requisite passion and craftsmanship and then some.


Dating for this undated letter rests on the evidence of Hugh Morrison 's role as Director of Talks and Public Affairs broadcasts for the CBC (1938-42), and Pratt's use of the word 'pippin' which appears in letters to Earl Birney (7 August, 1940) and A.J.M. Smith (15 November 1944).