Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 18 May [1945]

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Description: 
Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
18 May [1945]
Place: London
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001616
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

May 18
Dear Harry
Your long silence was explained by your pneumonia. It was unpleasant to hear about. But now I hear you are on your legs again. Take care of physical health (if the army will let you) You need good health to be an artist -- A Questionable statement I suppose, but I think true.
Then came your last two letters at once. Your appreciation so generous was warmly accepted. The Sunday morning I wrote it was in response to the silent sound of your need. I do hear you. I thought "it" was beautiful too. Though it has passed from memory now and didn't keep a copy. Give it to all those who need it by all means. On the way is a fable, but it crossed your letters of approval and I hope you will not think was done as an encore. It was in answer to a short bewildered letter before.
Ruth told me about your barn.
Did I mention my idea in my letters or are you just tuned in... I enquired about a small church to make a studio out of.