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Patullo Family Letters

Letters from James Burleigh Pattullo and George Robson Pattullo Jr. to their father George Robson Pattullo. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-1188

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they hang around with each other during hubbies' absences. As they have adjoining rooms in the hotel, they can even drop in on each other in negligee and gossip--a priceless thing. Mrs. Wellington is a young bride a Wellesley College girl very well read and widely traveled. I like both her and her hubby immensely. He is too delicate for the army, though a young man--formerly a secretary to the American embassy in London.

I must close, for there is a lot of work to do. Give my love to all the family, and tell Wynnie and Mary I will write to them later.

By the way, it rather amused me to see the importance they attached to the C.PR. reprint of my Canadian article. That doesn't signify anything; publication in the Post is the great and acid test of any article. For the post gets first chance at practically everything written in the English language that is not specifically contracted for before writing--in other words, all English and American writers first submit their stuff to the Post either directly or through their agents, and then if they don't land, they market it elsewhere. This is no exaggeration; Post prices are responsible and the tremendous circulation they can give to a story. Consequently, reprint by a railroad or other newspapers doesn't impress me much. For instance, the New York Herald, Kansas City Star, and a score of newspapers wired for permission to reprint the First Raid. This was highly gratifying to Mr. Lorimer, but it didn't count a hoot with me, except only insofar as it tickled him.

Once again, adios for the present. If I don't write again before your birthday, many, many happy returns of April 8th.



BC Archives MS-1188 Box 1 File 4 PATTULLO, George Robson, 1845 - . Woodstock, Ontario Selected letters from his son George R. Pattullo Jr., 1917-1918.

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