Item 28 - Letter from G. G. Coulton to R. B. McKerrow

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Letter from G. G. Coulton to R. B. McKerrow

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  • 27 Nov. 1924 (Creation)

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201 Chesterton Road, Cambridge.—Declines to contribute to the Review at present. Comments on McKerrow’s proposal to publish an aid to reading medieval Latin.

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201 Chesterton Road, Cambridge
Nov. 27/24.

Dear Sir.

I am ashamed to have no better answer to your courteous letter than that I am overwhelmed with unavoidable work at present, & see no daylight. I have five volumes, the least advanced of them half-written, & the most advanced I am struggling to get into the Press before this term ends. That compels me to avoid all avoidable work until Easter next, at the very earliest, for I have promised two articles before Easter to two other publications. Otherwise I need hardly say that I would have done what I could for a Review which starts under the auspices you indicate. Believe me

Yours regretfully
G. G. Coulton

Dr R. B. McKerrow.

[Added at the head:] I strongly sympathise with the subject you suggest: but perhaps you have not noted that the S.P.C.K. published, about 5 years ago, a little handbook on Med. Latin in that cheap series of Aids to Students, or some such title.

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