Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 27 April 1943

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Description: 
Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
27 April 1943
Place: Glasgow
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001541
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Ivanhoe Hotel
185 Buchanan St
Glasgow C1
April 27-4-43
Dear Harry,
I am here overnight enroute and felt like writing you as it is nearly a month since I wrote last, but my word, when you travel it's difficult to find appropriate moments and places which inspire letter writing. Now, for instance I have just completed the foregoing when someone comes in and pulls blackout curtains and the charming twilight so conducive to letter writing is separated from me. Are you on advanced daylight or double daylight saving too? We are now two hours ahead of God, but everything seems to go alright. The theatres commence at 6.15 or 6.30 so that we may be out in twilight at 9.00, the better to find our way home.
By the way, the Club which I believe I outlined which I am staying at I learned Malcolm and Godden played in on their last trip. Then it was probably still The American Women's Club or what was left of it. It was their Club for years, but with the advent of war there became a scarcity of American women I presume and so the Club sold out, much to our benefit. I have been enjoying the grand which has been touched by the distinguished fingers of Reg. Godden and surprisingly enough, (for me) I succeeded in busting a string. Just as he did when I last heard him on his own piano. In fact I believe it was the same note D.
I must be improving!
Well after my last letter the four artists were split up into two even groups of two (?)