[Oct. 1952]

[To Earle Birney:]

Double Congratulations old boy! Just got back from the Installation of the Nfld University, and heard of the Fellowship. Delighted beyond measure.

Sorry I didn't hear the broadcast as I was in transit, but I am deep in your Vancouver poems You have a grand future.

Blessings on you all from Vi, Claire & Old Ned.

He was congratulating Birney on the September publication of his Trial of a City and Other Verse (Toronto: Ryerson, 1952), and on winning a Canadian Government Overseas Award. (See the letter to Birney, 27 August 1952.)

Birney had read some of his poems in a CBC broadcast from Vancouver.

Vancouver poems
Trial of a City and Other Verse.