Friday a.m. [early Dec. 1952]
Many thanks for your note with its kind remarks about the Spike. It has been going well, thanks be, and on the whole been well received by the reviewers.
I would love to visit New York again and see all my friends there, but I see no prospect of doing so in the immediate future. I spent a week in Newfoundland in October. I was invited down there to address convocation of the Newfoundland Memorial University which was installing a Chancellor and President. I had a grand time if somewhat strenuous. I spoke on the function of a university in the mid-twentieth century sat on the platform with two Knights of the realm, a Lord of the British House, a bishop and an archbishop, the new President, and Premier Joey himself, who sat right next to me. Afterward, at night, I banqueted with the lords and ladies and other celebrities and rolled home (by car of course) around 11 p.m. I also spoke at some high schools, mostly Catholic on account of Brébeuf.
Thanks again. If you come this way let me know and we'll have a repast together.
Greetings of the forthcoming season to you and yours.
P.S. The book, I hear from Lorne, is still going fairly well favourable comment still being heard from time to time. P.