The collection consists of three handwritten letters to Helen B. Cruikshank. An enclosure of a quotation from Homer is included in the last letter. In the letters, he refers to Grieve (Christopher) [Hugh MacDiarmid], Eliot, Pound, and Joyce.
The collection consists of a typed, signed letter to Colin Huggett (concerning Golding's “Free Fall”) together with its envelope. Also included is a handwritten letter to Colin Huggett (about Golding's three novellas, “Envoy Extraordinary”, “The Scorpion God”, and “Clank Clank”) together with its envelope.
The collection consists of a 1 page tls to “Dear Mr. [T. S.?] Eliot dated April 18th, 1942. “Thank you very much for your sensible and reasonable letter. It will be helpful to me if I decide to do another article.”
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
The collection consists of a handwritten letter and a typed, signed letter to Maurice Wollman. Both letters are concerned with Wollman's proposed poetry anthology. In the letters, Spender refuses to allow any of his poems to be included. There is also a portrait etching of Spender by Edgar Holloway. It is number eight of seventy-five signed copies (by the artist). It is in the style of Holloway's etching of T.S. Eliot.
The collection consists of a letter to an unknown correspondent in Canada. In the letter, he mentions his wartime training in Canada. He also sends him his second book of poems and requests a brief review.