July 15, 1952

Dear Arthur:

My congratulations to Queen's that they managed to secure your services. The place is lucky to have you.

I would have written you before but a broken shoulder (which still pains when I write) prevented a lot of correspondence.

I am sending you a copy of the 'Spike.' I hope you will like the debates between Blake and Sir John A and the clutching of the Highland Cream when Sir John wanted to drown his sorrows. I trust I made him pie-eyed when Stephen came for more money.

Affectionately
Ned.

Excuse illegibility.


your services
Pratt had quit teaching summer school at Queen's University, and Smith had been hired to replace him.

Blake and Sir John A
Edward Blake and Sir John A. MacDonald.