EP's letters to his father would have been available for a long time since they have been at the Beinecke for a while. I am not sure if they were among those letters Mary de R. and Omar Pound would have given/sold to Yale in the 1990s or whether they were there even before that. A look at the Moody/de R edition of EP's Letters to his Parents should clear that up. If you do not have the book, let me know and I'll check for you.
Demetrios P. Tryphonopoulos
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Thank you, Demetres.
I know you are a Pound scholar and have written on him.
Do you know when Pound's letter to his father would have become public knowledge?
On Sep 30, 2013, at 1:22 PM, Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos wrote:
> Dear all,
> I just wanted to add to what Robert Kibler contributed to this discussion a few minutes back: Dr. Leon Surette studied at the U. of Toronto in the early to mid 1960s and wrote his dissertation on the Cantos under the supervision of McLuhan and Northrop Frye. If anyone would know what McLuhan was saying about Pound and the Cantos at that point in time, it would be Dr. Surette. I hope that he will see this and respond himself.