Letter, Mary Sinton Leitch to J. J. Lankes, June 18, 1932 (Ms2017-001)
June 18 1932
My dear Mr. Lankes:
I am the Mrs. Leitch to whose home in the country
you were forcibly brought one day by Louis Jaffe— and then you
were polite enough to insist afterwards that though you had
come against your will, you had had a good time! Do you
I am getting out with the Dial press in the fall
an anthology of the important contemporary VA poets. And I
think it would add much charm to my volume if I could have a
cut of yours as a frontspiece. I have so very little to spend
(I suspect you have heard such a cry before, these days!) that
I should be willing to use something you have on hand, for you
see in a collection of the kind I am making, almost any rural
scene would so as well as another. I love the negro cabin
with the crooked fence. Could that be used? Or what would
The enclosed will be clearer to you than it is to
me, but I presume MacVeagh means that the picture that is to
be printed within covers shall also be shown on the jacket?
Would this cost extra? Or should I have the use of the one
cut for both jacket and frontspiece? I don’t know the usage
in such matters at all.
May I hear from you at your very earliest convenience?
For you will see from the letter I send, that Mr. MacVeagh wants
to get things moving.
With deep admiration for your work, and best wishes
for a successful summer,
Mary Sinton Leitch