[Letters, 1942, London to William] [manuscript].,  | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Three letters by Ruth Pitter addressed to "Dear William", discussing the author's new book (presumably "The rude potato"), which she calls a potboiler, noting that "2,000 subscribed before publication" but that "Macmillan (N.Y.) not only won't print it, but implore that no on shall, in America"; the author thanks William for his compliments and for the eggs he sent her; the verso of the earliest letter contains a typescript of a quote from Thomas Traherne, with "L. Goodwin 9.2.46" penciled below.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Accompanying materials: With p. 49-52 extracted from Lilliput, v. 12, no. 3 (Jan. 1943), which contain the author's poem, "The neuter cat's fulfilment".
Origin: Letters are dated "55 Old Church St SW3 30/3/42", "55 Old Church St. SW3 21/4/42", and "55 Old Church St. SW3 23/3/42".
Provenance: Removed from a copy of "The rude potato".
Former shelf-mark: Table 18 E77-969.