ARCHIBALD MacLEISH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/19/1963 - HFSID 268906
Sale Price $288.00
Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner MacLeish, responds to an invitation from the Brandeis Lawyers Society
Typed Letter Signed: "A MacLeish", 1p, 5¾x7¾. Uphill Farm, Conway, Massachusetts, 1963 October 19. On MacLeish's personal stationery to Mr. Emanuel Friedman, Corresponding Secretary, Brandeis Lawyers Society, Philadelphia. In full: "I am most grateful for your invitation and very much flattered by it. Unfortunately my fall and winter are pretty much taken up by a stint at the University of Pennsylvania and an absence abroad for the next three or four months. I wish you would express my appreciation and thanks to the Society." 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.) and a Tony Award that same year for Best Play (J.B.). He won an Academy Award for Documentary Feature (The Eleanor Roosevelt Story) in 1965 and was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. Professor at Harvard from 1949-1962, MacLeish was a lecturer at Amherst from 1963-1967. On thin paper. Fine condition.
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