Letter by CJD to J.G. Roberts 1916.02.14

Feb 14/16

Dear Dad,

I know you will be as delighted as I am to know that Geo. Robertson of A. & R. has received from H.G. Wells a fine letter praising the "Sentimental Bloke". Also, they have received a most enthusiastic letter from W.J. Locke, the author, in which he calls the "Bloke" "a new and ever to be re-tasted joy".

Wells says that when Australia is done with me they could do with me over there. But I shall show you copies of both letters when I come to town.

I am getting along rather slowly with Mick but hope to do better during the week. I have hardly got into my stride yet.

Kind regards to mother and the family. I hope all are well.


McLaren Collection, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.

This letter was tipped in to the J.G. Roberts copy of The Sentimental Bloke which is held in the McLaren Collection in the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.
You can read the text of the W. J. Locke and H. G. Wells letters.
Dennis was to reply to this note from Wells in his Preface to the Fifty-First Thousand edition of The Sentimental Bloke.

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