June 15, 1942

Dear Mr Gustafson:

I am delighted at the reception of your Anthology. Frank Appleton tells me that there were advance orders running into eight thousand.

You have done a noble job and have been generous to us all. Your own stuff is first class and I am glad that you included such fine specimens. The book will have an enormous circulation. Art Smith is at the end of his visit here. We shall be sorry to see him go.

With best wishes
E.J. Pratt

Anthology of Canadian Poetry (English), compiled by Ralph Gustafson (Harmondsworth, Eng.: Penguin 1942).