Autograph letter signed. Ithaca, N.Y., January 19, 1917

Three pages. Addressed to a student "Chère Elève," probably Charlotte Holmes Crawford (Cornell 1906). Strunk discusses a length a story his correspondent sent him, ("A Daughter of Nish," by Crawford; it appeared in the January "Collier's"). The final paragraph is war news from France. Strunk taught a course at Cornell called English Usage and Style. E.B. White would enroll at Cornell in the fall of 1917, where he soon made friends with Strunk. Many years later White would revise Strunk's small textbook for the course, "The Elements of Style" Item #29106

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