Oct. 10, 1951
Will you reserve either Tuesday or Thursday Oct. 23 or 25 for dinner
with us whichever one suits you. Then
wants you for a lunch, too.
After our dinner we can talk over the
Library and letter mutualities.
I have something extremely funny about a letter of mine which happened
to get into
something you and Edward would appreciate.
We can go over
Mrs Bond's list
and make our selections of Canadiana.
I shall call for you at the
to take you up to our house on the day you choose.
In the meantime
& Pratt letters in abeyance. I shouldn't like to have poor
hurt as Scott can be both unkind and unjust at times.
Love from both of us.
You may drop me a card about the choice of dates.
Library and letter mutualities
Margaret Brown had asked Pratt's advice on purchases of Canadian
titles for the University of Chicago Library and the
disposition of letters in her husband's collection, mainly
those from D.C. Scott and Pratt.
Possibly a reference to the letter mistakenly sent to
Mrs Horace Parsons, 22 September 1925.
Mrs Bond's list
Mrs. Bond was the librarian in charge of the Poetry Room at the University of Chicago Library.
E.K. Brown had left most of his large collection of books
to the Poetry Room. Anxious to
add to it, Mrs Bond
had made a list on which she had consulted Mrs. Brown, who in
turn was seeking Pratt's advice.
The Alexandra Palace Hotel.
had asked Margaret Brown for Duncan Campbell Scott's letters to
E.K. Brown for a
Canadiana collection he was giving to Queen's Library. As some of the
letters contained uncomplimentary references to Pierce himself, Mrs.
Brown had asked Pratt's advice. Scott's letters were finally deposited
in the Public Archives of Canada. A selection was edited by
R.L. McDougall in 1983 in
The Poet and the Critic: A Literary Correspondance
between D.C. Scott and E.K. Brown (Ottawa: Carleton University Press).
Mrs. Brown kept Pratt's letters to her husband for some years after his
death. In 1969 she provided D.G. Pitt with copies for his
biographical research, and later deposited
most of the originals in the Pratt Collection at Victoria University,