Reply to Betjeman's 10 December 1936 request for a lunch date. T.S. Eliot apologizes for not being able to publish Betjeman's book; expresses interest in Betjeman's mention of knowing him at Highgate Junior School; requests the arrangement of a lunch date with Betjeman.
Letter seeking Betjeman's recommendation of suitable publishers for the poems of a certain Miss Mary Lascelles whose poems have been previously rejected by the Oxford University Press. Also announces leaving for Venice to meet Ezra Pound for her book project on T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land.