ARCHIBALD MacLEISH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/24/1941 - HFSID 73061
Sale Price $198.00
Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Archibald MacLeish declines invitation due to scheduling
Typed Letter Signed: "Archibald MacLeish", 1p. 5x8¼, The Librarian of Congress letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1941 April 24. To: Mrs. J. M. Wainwright, Scranton, Pennsylvania. In full: "Dear Mrs. Wainwright: I am sorry to be late in reply-ing to your kind invitation of April 13 but I have been out of the country for a few days. I wish I could accept but un-fortunately my schedule for the next many months is already overfull. Faithfully yours," In the 1930s, ARCHIBALD MacLEISH (1892-1982) began writing verse concerned with social issues: Conquistador (1933 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry), Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City (1933), Public Speech (1936) and America Was Promises (1939). Librarian of Congress (1939-1944) and FDR's Assistant Secretary of State (1944-1945), MacLeish was Chairman of the U.S. delegation to the London Conference that drew up the UNESCO charter (1945). He was later awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (Collected Poems 1917-1952) and the 1959 Pulitzer Prize in Drama (J.B.). Professor at Harvard from 1949-1962, MacLeish was a lecturer at Amherst from 1963-1967. Fine condition.
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