12 SEPTEMBER 1925, Page 18


[To the _Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Some weeks ago I conceived the idea of organizing an informal correspondence club among readers of the American Nation, to enable isolated and inarticulate intellectuals to exchange ideas with each other by letter. I wrote the Nation a letter it kindly published and so far nearly- fifty have com- municated with me wishing to join. We have felt, however, that we should have among our number some Conservatives, as we want to exchange opinions, not idiotically agree with each other interminably. Through the kindness of a Glasgow friend who shares with me the expense of a subscription I cannot afford alone, I read the Spectator regularly because it is something we do not have in the U.S.A.—an intelligent, tolerant, rational and cultured organ of Conservatism. For this reason also I beg its readers anywhere in the world to communicate with me if they care to join our informal corre- spondence club. Postage for a reply will be the sole expense unless circumstances later lead us to print a list and a bulletin.—I am, Sir, &c., T. SWANN HARDING.

Beltsville, Maryland, U.S.A.

July 22.