Enclosure - Letter to RG from Yvonne Cloud1 on behalf of the Association of Writers for Intellectual Liberty

Association of Writers for Intellectual Liberty
(British section of "Association Internationale des Ecrivains pour la Defense de la Culture"; Writers section of "For Intellectual Liberty.")
23 Haymarket,
London, S.W. [South Way]1
Whitehall 224-8
Dear Mr. Graves,
With the spread of Fascism in Europe the lives and interests of men and women in the liberal professions are increasingly threatened.
This Association of writers is inviting members of its profession to take part in a large, non-political public meeting to express their abhorrence of this systematic attack on the intelligence.
So far, Sir Hugh Walpole2, Mr. Desmond McCarthy, Miss Rebecca West and Miss Rose Macaulay have agreed to speak, and many other writers are willing to suport the meeting either by their presence on the platform or by sending a message for the Chairman to deliver.
The Association is anxious to make the meeting thoroughly representative of English letters and hopes that you will take part in what can be made a most impressive declaration of the writer's essential faith in free development of culture.
The meeting is to take place at the Queen's Hall at 8.30 p.m. on June the 8th.
Would you let us know whether you are willing to speak, or to send a message if you cannot be present?
Yours sincerely,
Yvonne Cloud
for the Organising Committee

Editorial Notes

1penname of Yvonne Hèléne Kapp [née Mayer] (1903-1999), writer and political activist
2British novelist (1884-1941) eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • London


People Mentioned

  • Robert

    Graves, Robert
    [1st person]. (1895-1985). Poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and author of his diary. eds.
  • Desmond MacCarthy

    Macarthy, Desmond
    Chief book reviewer for the Sunday Times and a member of the Bloomsbury Group eds.
  • Rebecca West

    West, Rebecca
    (1892-1983) Met RG and LR in London, October 1936. RPG 257.; son with H.G. Wells, Anthony "Panther" West; later married to banker Henry Maxwell Andrews KG;
  • Rose Macaulay

    Macaulay, Rose
    novelist (1881-1958) eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Editors

    Editors of the Graves Diary Project.