Letter by CJD to R.H. Croll 1920.07.21

21st July 1920

Dear Bob,

Forgot to tell you in my last that "Seaview" has been rechristened "Arden". For obvious and other reasons I couldn't resist the plagiarism. There's the "lit'ry" association, there's the forest, there's my pen-name in the second syllable and there's a character called Dennis in "As You Like It". So "Arden" it had to be.

We both hope you will be able to come up on July 2nd. We leave Toolangi on the 6th - the following Tuesday.


CROLL Collection MS 8910, 1202/1(b) - State Library of Victoria.

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