Mollifying a future father-in-law
In his letter dated March 12, 1914, poet Ezra Pound wrote to the Consul General of the United States in London seeking information that would help him ease the reservations of his future father-in-law that Pound’s marriage to his daughter would be invalid if he returned to the United States. Pound is a well-known and influential poet, but at the time of this letter, he was a struggling artist.
National Archives, Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State
Not only is today World Poetry Day but this letter from then-unknown poet Ezra Pound is featured in the new exhibit: “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures"opening today, March 21, at the National Archives Museum!