Item 21 - Letter from E. K. Chambers to R. B. McKerrow

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Letter from E. K. Chambers to R. B. McKerrow


  • 28 Feb. 1924 (Creation)

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Board of Education.—Suggests sending copies of the prospectus to the English Association’s Publications Committee. Is concerned that the position of Bradley’s name may lead correspondents to write to him.



Board of Education
28. ii. 24

Dear McKerrow,

The Prospectus looks very imposing with its enlarged list of names, and I think your proposed procedure is quite sound.

Might you now send a batch to Houghton {1} for distribution to the Publications Committee of the E. Assn at their next meeting (2nd Thursday in March, I think), with a covering letter bespeaking the welcome and support of the Assn?

It is a little awkward that Bradley’s name comes first (although it looks well), because it may lead people who get copies, if anyone does, without a covering letter, to write to him.

I rather wish you had added on the print, even at this stage, “Communications to R.B.McK. and your address”. It might be well to tell B., if anything not clearly meant as personal does come to him, to send it to you for acknowledgment and reply.

Yrs sincerely
E. K. Chambers


{1} A. V. Houghton, secretary of the English Association from 1912 or 1913 to 1938.

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