5 Elm Avenue, Apt. 7
Toronto, August 15, 1962

Mr. John T. Stoker,
Secretary to the Senate,
Memorial University,
St. John's, Nfld.

Dear Mr Stoker:

I am extremely sorry that your letter asking for my signature was mislaid, and I have only just re-discovered it. I hope my tardiness has not inconvenienced you.

Sincerely yours,
E.J. Pratt

asking for my signature
Pratt's honorary degree from Memorial University had been conferred in absentia. (See the letter to Raymond Gushue, 12 September 1961.) However, he had not signed the official register of honorary graduates. Stoker had asked him to write his signature on a slip of paper to be pasted in the register in the appropriate place, and this enclosure accompanied this letter.