20 MAY 1922, Page 12


[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—You were kind enough in the autumn to give us consider- able help in making known the aims_ and idekils of the Roose- velt Memorial Association, and thus ensuring the success of its inaugural meeting. During my recent visit to America I found that our efforts had met with the highest appreciation at the headquarters of the Association in New York. I found also that Roosevelt House is approaching completion, and that a special fund is being raised to furnish it. The British Com- mittee, on hearing this, anxiously considered how it would be possible for them to take part in raising the necessary money. Fortunately, a generous offer has been made to me by Mrs. Waldo Richards—a lady famed throughout America for her delightful readings of poetry—to help us by giving a reading on behalf of the fund. This is to take place at Admiralty House on Monday, May 29th, at 5.15 p.m., when Mrs. Waldo Richards will read selections from both the older American poets and those of the present day. Cards of admission, at 5s. each, may be obtained from the Hon. Treasurer, Roosevelt Memorial Association (Mrs. Hopwood, 8 Eaton Terrace, S.W. 1). We shall be grateful if you will help us to make this occasion known, as we are anxious that not only our own members, but all lovers of American poetry, should have an opportunity of taking advantage of Mrs. Waldo Richards's generous offer.—I (Chairman, British Committee, Roosevelt Memorial Association). Admiralty House.

[We trust that readers of the Spectator may avail themselves of this opportunity to listen to Mrs. Waldo Richards's reading, and also to give their support to the Roosevelt Memorial Association.—ED. Spectator.'