47 Glencairn Ave.
August 15, 1957
My good old Ralph:
Your friend with the Travelling Scholarship telephoned me to convey your good wishes, and I invited him and his wife down to the Royal York for a mid-day dinner. Both of them were delightful. We stayed at the table for three hours, had two scotches & soda each before and after broiled sirloin. We talked lovingly of you.
Too bad the Knopf crew were so stringent in the negotiations but I am happy that the Toronto Macmillans were cooperative. The selections in any case were ample. I am glad 'Come Away, Death' is included. You have been most generous to me, dear laddie.
When you come to Toronto you will be welcomed like a brother.