May 19, 1941

Dear Mr Gustafson:

It is very generous of you to waive your Prize. We shall acknowledge it as a gift to the funds.

Thank you heartily for your beautiful Epithalamium. I spent the evening with E.K. Brown going over the Canadian Scene and he agreed with me that you have remarkable qualities for pungent poetic condensation. I shall be delighted to circulate the little book among my friends.

Most cordially
Ned Pratt

Epithalamium in Time of War (New York: L.F. White 1940) had just been published in a slim booklet.