54 Cours Napoléon, Ajaccio, Corse - Thanks her for news of the conference [at the Musée Cernuschi], has also heard from Madame de Pange; is sorry to hear of her troubles, doesn't understand how Macmillan can give her a hard time; will make sure to be in Ajaccio to receive Admiral Mark Kerr on 16 May. [No signature, signs of second leaf removed.]
54 Cours Napoléon, Ajaccio, Corse - Thinks her letter of the 14th was too modest; thinks Macmillan got what he deserved; urges her to go to Cambridge to assist at the inauguration of the Chair of Anthropology; is looking forward to Mrs Kerr's visit; has been head of a committee for the erection of a monument to Napoléon; encloses a photograph in which he is in a group standing in front of the statue. Accompanied by a photographic postcard, and an envelope addressed to Lady Frazer, Grosvenor Hotel, London.
Low Ludderburn. - Asks Trevelyan to let him know as soon as he returns: he has 'the best publisher in the world' [Daniel Macmillan] ready for Trevelyan's "Selected Poems"; if Trevelyan is still away, would be happy to send on the poems to the publisher for him and secure an offer, he thinks on a 'ordinary royalty business'.
Low Ludderburn. - No good to send a list of the contents for Trevelyan's "Selected Poems" and the books in which they appear: would just have to pass them on to Dan Macmillan which would cause him bother. Best for Trevelyan to go straight to town on Monday and see Macmillan, whom Ransome has known 'from the perambulator', taking a list of contents rather than a 'bundle of volumes'; will write to Macmillan.
Low Ludderburn. - Bad luck that Trevelyan found Dan Macmillan away; has just had a note from Harold Macmillan to say that Dan was ill and that 'he and his partners' would go into the matter once [Trevelyan's] books arrive. Hardly knows Harold; it might be a good thing to wait until Dan recovers. Emphasises that Trevelyan should send a typescript of his "Selected Poems" rather than a pile of books to look through: even the best of publishers have 'hardly any imagination at all' and need help to 'see' the book waiting to be brought out. Has very much enjoyed looking through Trevelyan's work again: "Pusska" is 'particularly incandescent' for the Ransomes at the moment for 'a special reason curled up in a basket'.
54 Cours Napoléon, Ajaccio, Corse - In the letter of 5 Dec., he counsels her to be patient in her recovery; is happy that the '[Anthologia] Anthropologica' is published without Macmillan's help.