CLAUDEL, PAUL. Two Autograph Letters Signed, "Claudel," to "Dear Mr. Leach." The first, apologizing for not being able to meet in New York and giving plans to leave for France on the 23rd. The second, sending an 11-line Christmas greeting. Together 3 pages, 8vo, "Ambassade de France" stationery; second with paperclip stain at upper edge. Washington, 16 April 1927; 19 December 1928
16 April 1927: ". . . Pressure of business is a word of which you do not appreciate the meaning until you are in America. . . ." 19 December 1928: ". . . May the 'Tidings brought to Many' be brought to every heart whom this Christmas Eve will hear through distance and time the bells of Monsauvierge singing on a new born's cradle: Glory to God in high places and peace on earth to all men of good will. Still the glory of God is a greater need than the good will of men. . . ."