[15 Dec. 1953]
The Awards Committee
of the Royal Society of Canada,
Ottawa

Dear Sirs:

Dr C.F. Klinck is applying for an emolument from the Royal Society and I have much pleasure in endorsing his application.

Since he has forwarded his academic credentials there is no need for me to re-state them, but I can testify to his ability and industry. I know from personal contact with his staff in his English Department that he is held in the highest esteem as an administrator, teacher and scholar. Moreover his research and writing have been considerable, in spite of the fact that he has wedged them in during his managerial duties as Head of the Department. An extended period assured by a scholarship would, I am sure, result in products that would justify a favourable decision by the Awards Committee.

Yours sincerely,
E.J. Pratt


emolument
'Profit or gain arising from station, office, or employment; dues; reward, remuneration, salary' (OED).