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Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks (February 10, 1913)

Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks, dated February 10, 1913 and posted from Berkeley, California. Dayal responds to Brooks, who is going to England. Dayal also mentions that he has written a short essay on Jesus, on the suggestion of Bulletin editor John Barry.

Date: February 10, 1913
Type: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Har Dayal
Location: Berkeley, CA

??. ??. Berkeley (Cal) Feb. 10. 42 ?? Dear Brooks, I am sorry I have not written earlier. I shall come to spend several weeks at Palo Alto when it is a little warmer. The Forum there has stopped work for the present. I am very busy here in the city & at the Univy of Cal. Slowly but surely the work progresses, and foundations for future work are being laid. So you have decided to go to England. Well, I think you will enjoy life there better than in this sleepy hollow. There will be so many opportunities for you in several directions. So while I must be sad at the thought of parting, I should be glad that you will be happier there than here. But I must see as much of you as possible before you go. I heard from Mr. Michael Williams?? in reply to my circular. I will visit him some time. How are you getting on with your work? I have written a short essay on Jesus, at Barry's suggestion. I will show it to you when I come up to P.A. How is everybody there? I had a delightful meeting at the California Club in the city, when I gave a talk on Robert Browning. The Oakland people will expect a lecture from you on Whitman in April. I often think of you & Charles & Mrs. Brooks. I miss my Sunday suppers. I should come up soon to claim them. With love, Yours Dayal

Holding Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Collection: Van Wyck Brooks Papers
Item History: 2011-11-27 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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