47 Glencairn Ave, Toronto
Thursday a.m. [11 Nov. 1954]
'My heart to thy sweet voice' etc. That's how I felt when I heard your notes over the phone yesterday. I thought first I would telephone the Hotel first but on second thought decided on the Hospital hoping to catch you before you returned to your room. I caught you in time.
I found the house as I left it no dishes to wash, if you know what I mean. I had dinner with Poss last night, and today I have lunch with the McLuhans. One would think they were a brother and sister, phoning up to see how I am getting along and you and Claire. I am having dinner again tonight with Poss. So I am well looked after.
I suppose you spent most of your time at the Hospital. It's too bad I didn't get a chance to see Dr Cobb but his activities prevented it. Next time may be more favourable.
Hincks telephoned a couple of times. If possible, I want to reserve November 18, Thursday, for a meeting of the Ontario Division of the C.M. Health as the lack of a quorum cancelled the last one and at least I can count myself one of the number. That's about all I am good for. But the really important one comes in December. So I can make Cal's arrival tally with the meeting. He can bring in some of his friends. Clare is quite keen on that, and I must justify my membership and my stipend somehow, being President. God save the mark!
The Macmillans sent me a cheque for Erosion and Sea-Gulls to be used in anthologies. Let me know when you want a draft in advance and don't go depriving yourself in the least. That's what the money is for to bless you and Cayke. You said that Claire was getting along as well as might be expected.
Note: your letter of Tuesday just came through the door per the whistling warbler. Both the whistler and the letter were most welcome.
I haven't moved out of the house except for meals and provisions. I shall soon get at the Browning business which is due about the middle of December about 14 minutes of notes and 16 of readings all of which will be done by John Drainie, thank heaven!
By the way what does MU stand for as a telephone section? I have forgotten the full name. I know the Beckman ELdorado 5-7300. This is in case I have to telephone.
I am sending the first class mail the second class can wait.
Much love to you dear. I shall write Cayke tomorrow and try to reproduce the bird-calls of the postman.