Letter: R.F. Pettigrew to H.L. Loucks, May 30, 1916

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MA 23 | B01-F08-I08

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  • 1916 May 30 (Creation)


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R.F. Pettigrew articulates to H.L. Loucks his distaste for the book that Loucks recommended to him. Pettigrew also mentions that he would prefer to remain distanced from any conference with the author of the book. Pettigrew expresses great admiration and interest in Loucks' manuscript and desire to read it further.

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R. F. Pettigrew
Sioux Falls, S. D.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota,
May the 30th, 1916

Mr. H. L. Loucks,
Watertown, S. D.

Dear Friend:-

I have read that book through and I must say it is crude, terribly so. It is on the Tom Lawson-Hearst style. I have been reading some of your manuscript, which is invariably excellent.

Now, in regard to a ticket. I will have nothing to do with it. I would not attend a conference with the author of that book or with the man who called on me in Chicago and of course they cannot use my name anywhere. If they undertake to set up a new party, it will simply be a farce.

I am going to keep on reading your manuscript as I am interested in it and want to finish it. However, do not wait for me, as I am very busy with a complication of affairs.

Sincerely yours,

R. F. Pettigrew


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MA 23 H.L. Loucks Correspondence with R.F. Pettigrew Box 1 Folder 8 Item 8

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