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By Paul Tiessen, Nancy Strobel

The 80 letters, playing cards and different messages during this correspondence -- produced almost always through Lowry and Gerald Noxon but additionally by means of Margerie (Bonner) Lowry -- supply a clean creation to Lowry, a definite 'Canadian' Lowry. whilst they offer perception into writing careers (Bonner and Noxon) heavily intertwined together with his and vigorously championed by means of him within the Forties. The letters become aware of the brain of Lowry at play on questions of literary approach, on motion pictures, and at the beauties and rigors of lifestyles in his Dollarton shack on an inlet close to Vancouver. They demonstrate a hot, supportive, vastly delicate and clever guy, enhancing a bit of a dead ringer for him now on hand.

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This is precisely what we strove to be able to do for many months. We found ourselves in a hateful position here, I won't go into details now, but later, if I see you, I perhaps will, for much, though it seemed tragic then seems amusing enough now: suffice it that, had not the possibility of going Conradwards burned like a beacon before our eyes, there would have been plenty in our lot difficult to bear. Letters 1-6: August 1940 to January 1941 31 While passing over many of these things that would have been difficult to bear I might mention this apprehension as the most personal & because it still exists: that one should proceed headlong into this war without first at least having taken one's bearings with one's friends.

These letters are a testimony to Lowry's and Noxon's friendship. THE TEXT The correspondence comprises letters—typed originals and carbon copies, as well as holographs —housed in the Lowry collection at the Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin and, in much smaller number, in the collection of Lowry manuscripts in the Special Collections Division, The University of British Columbia. It includes also telegrams and night letters (items 29, 30, 32, 49, 50, 63, 64, 65, 66, 69, 70, 75) or (as in the case of the crudely handwritten item 32) drafts of these, a birthday card (item 15), a Christmas card (item 59), postcards (items 11, 18, 42, 47, 58, 61, 67, 77), a list of instructions in Margerie Lowry's hand concerning daily household chores (item 37), and (with item 44) an approximation of an illustration originally drawn by Margerie Lowry.

THE TEXT The correspondence comprises letters—typed originals and carbon copies, as well as holographs —housed in the Lowry collection at the Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin and, in much smaller number, in the collection of Lowry manuscripts in the Special Collections Division, The University of British Columbia. It includes also telegrams and night letters (items 29, 30, 32, 49, 50, 63, 64, 65, 66, 69, 70, 75) or (as in the case of the crudely handwritten item 32) drafts of these, a birthday card (item 15), a Christmas card (item 59), postcards (items 11, 18, 42, 47, 58, 61, 67, 77), a list of instructions in Margerie Lowry's hand concerning daily household chores (item 37), and (with item 44) an approximation of an illustration originally drawn by Margerie Lowry.

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