-> Mary Neal writes to Fox Strangeways to congratulate him on CS biog
Mary Neal writes to Fox Strangeways to congratulate him on CS biog
This letter written on 31 Dec 1933, from Mary Neal to the author, A.H. Fox Strangeways, of Cecil Sharp's biography, congratulates him on his 'vivid pen' and 'a wonderful biography' with a joke thrown in about 'I wish I had never seen the other side of "our Punch"' . This is a reference to the Punch cartoon that appeared on the eve of the Goupil Gallery Conference in November 1907 and which Mary Neal noted as the last moment at which Cecil Sharp was collaborative and friendly with her.
Mary Neal points to one correction of fact in connection to her resignation from the Stratford Festival, which she did on being promised a national conference the following year by the then director Mr Flower. The year after in fact the post went to Cecil Sharp, a turn of events she thought somewhat underhand. "But" she adds "it does not matter now".
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