Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, [7 December 1944]

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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: 
[7 December 1944]
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: 
00001608-4
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

just as it is vice versa. Mayhap there are scores you desire. Perhaps books. Perhaps anything which you must have and cannot get over there. So -- the rest -- is as easy, as when, or if, you believed in Santa Claus, and as full of happiness for both of us.
This afternoon or evening, in a 'professional' club tucked in beside Westminster Abbey, and opposite Westminster Cathedral I explored a little, on a beautiful grand, for some hours, the first in many months. Toward the last of my pursuit of Beauty a Captain entered the room and asked permission to listen. I explained that I was 'seeking' new horizons, and that pushing through undergrowth and sharpening my tools were not as comfortable to participate in as a promenade through forests I had already cut, not mentioning that it was also something of a private affair. But! My sound had attracted him so I decided I would perform my few and humble works, quite convinced that 'Mime' would settle his doubt or curiosity. To my surprise he was most enthusiastic about it and asked if and how he could procure a copy for his performing wife in Vancouver. I complicated life terribly by telling him to ask his wife to write Ruth, where I thought there might be a copy in photo which I would give permission to send. I think I have made a mistake for I believe I have the only copy tucked away at my sisters.