Victoria College
Feb. 4, 1948

Dear Charles and Theresa:

Your letter and your book, Charles, came within two or three days of each other. I was delighted with both. The book can claim a most striking originality, for I never came across anything like it as a systematic account of the poetic process. I read three or four reviews of it which were quite commendatory. And let me say right here, without flattery, – the best thing in the book is that charming and splendid introduction. You must have been in high fettle when you wrote it. It is really grand prose.

The 'Log' is going well – even beyond expectations, and the reviews have been most generous. I am so glad that the R.N. boys have taken hold of it as well as the R.C.N.

Love to your lady and to yourself from
Vi, Claire and Ned.


Theresa
The 'h' in 'Theresa' is circled. Pratt repeatedly spelled Mrs. Abbott's name incorrectly and is proudly correcting himself.

your book
Poets at Work: Essays Based on the Modern Poetry Collection at the Lockwood Memorial Library, University of Buffalo, by Rudolf Arnheim (and others) with an introduction by Charles D. Abbott (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1948).

R.N.
Royal Navy.

R.C.N.
Royal Canadian Navy.