[July late 1921]
Dear Seymour:—

I have the proofs of the Pack. Will get them back to you within a week.

George Sterling ought to be represented. It happens that he has just sent me a sheaf of unpublished poems — a way he has of doing with me. They are all Sterlingesque, and therefore exquisite. Do you mind if I arrange to include one or two of his poems? I think I can manage it.

Yes, some of Starret might be left out. His work was so far above the mass of material sent me that I couldn't reject any of it. I was thinking only of merit. Several rather piffling things were included in order to increase the number of authors.

I'll indicate the Starrett poems that may be cut out.

I know you now — you are John S. Brown! I enjoyed that stuff a lot, and it was never a question as to whether or not the two Brown pieces should be retained.

Yes, I'll send on the Laureate Address. Two short and rather excellent speeches were made (one by Dean L. A. Sherman, the Shakespeare scholar) before I turned loose with my address. How would it do to include these? Considering the fact that the whole laureate affair was is unique in America, I should think it might be well to publish the lecture as the laureate Address with the introductory speeches.



The Pack impresses me much more favorably in print than in MS.