47 Glencairn Ave.
Toronto 12
June 9, 1957

Dear Irving:

I know I am going to have a lot of fun reading through your volume of verse. Thanks for the complimentary copy with its good wishes. It may take me some time to get through it as I am having trouble with my right eye which cannot be corrected through glasses.

Congratulations on the Foundation Award. I just came across the note. More power to your brain and general anatomy.

Yours sincerely,
E.J. Pratt


volume of verse
The Improved Binoculars: Selected Poems, introduction by William Carlos Williams (Highlands, NC: Jonathan Williams, 1956; 2nd ed., 1957).

Foundation Award
A Canadian Foundation Award of $4000.00.