CALENDAR OF COMPOSITION
From this short calendar of composition, it emerges that Pound began canto XL in April and finished it by August 1933.
Correspondence by Ezra Pound: (c) Mary de Rachewiltz and the Estate of Omar S. Pound. Reproduced by permission.
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
Ezra Pound and James Laughlin: Selected Letters. Ed. David M. Gordon. New York: Norton, 1994.
Beinecke Library, Olga Rudge Papers, YCAL 54 Series I. Box no/Folder no
To Olga Rudge, [12? April 1933]
YCAL 54, 13/343
He done what may be anuther 1/2 canto.
To Olga Rudge, [15 August 1933]
YCAL 54, 14/353
He hazza vague idea he has busted the bak of Canto XL. and that the matière is mostly down/ tho needin squeezin.
To Olga Rudge, [18 August 1933]
YCAL 54, 14/354
Ziao, cara ’mure
He hasnt reread it; but thinks the pieces of XL probably make a canto.
To Olga Rudge, [24 August 1933]
YCAL 54, 14/355
Ziao; cara amure
Pluggink along with preparativi for XLI/ tho havent read over the draft of XL, a dunno quite how much it needs to drug it inteh shype.
To J. Laughlin, 22 January 1934
ALL right/ copies of 35/36 discovered.
That dry twig, [Harriet Monroe] in Chicago is rooting on 37.
38 you have.
39 can’t be released save in vol/ 40 and 41... waal we’ll see how the club furnishing holds out.