Letter, Mary Sinton Leitch to J. J. Lankes, June 18, 1932 (Ms2017-001)

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Lynnhaven, VA

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

remember?

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

you suggest?

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

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Letter, Mary Sinton Leitch to J. J. Lankes, June 18, 1932 (Ms2017-001)

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Permission to publish material from Mary Sinton Leitch Correspondence with J. J. Lankes must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

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Ms2017_001_LeitchMary_B1F1_LeitchtoLankes_1932_0618

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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Mary Sinton Leitch Correspondence with J. J. Lankes, Ms2017-001, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

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Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Citation

Leitch, Mary Sinton, 1876-1954, “Letter, Mary Sinton Leitch to J. J. Lankes, June 18, 1932 (Ms2017-001),” VT Special Collections Online, accessed April 23, 2019, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2017_001_LeitchMary_/Ms2017_001_LeitchMary_B1F1_LeitchtoLankes_1932_0618.