Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, 8vo, Washington, September 24, 1946. DOROTHY POUND.
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, 8vo, Washington, September 24, 1946.
DOROTHY POUND

(1886-1973) English artist, the daughter of Olivia Shakespeare (a novelist and sometime lover of W.B. Yeats) and the wife of the poet Ezra Pound.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, 8vo, Washington, September 24, 1946.

This letter was written for publication, addressed to the editor of the New English Weekly. Philip Mairet, about Basil Bunting. “Can anyone send news of Basil Bunting? Considered by a small, determined but highly competent group of leaders to be the most interesting Eng. poet of the late 1920s or early ‘30s - Quaker - conscientious objector in first world war, said by the Chicago ‘Poetry’ to have been doing ground work in air-force, last seen according to rumour on a Trawler.…” Signed, “Dorothy Pound.”.

After World War II, when Ezra Pound was incarcerated in a mental hospital after having been indicted for treasonous activities against the United States and in support of Mussolini's fascist regime, Dorothy Pound moved to Washington in 1946 to be near her husband, and thereafter had legal control of his estate.

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