Marie Seton, recipients: Ronald Moody, Helene Moody

Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody, addressed from Chicago

1–2 September 1948

Page 1

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipients
Ronald Moody 1900–1984 Helene Moody 1902–1978
Date
1 September 1948
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Ronald Moody, ‘Page 1’ 1 September 1948
Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient s
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Helene Moody 1902–1978
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody, addressed from Chicago
Date
1–2 September 1948
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/8

Description

1 Sep 1948
This first part of the letter regards the failure of 'The Studio' to acknowledge Marie Seton's article on Moody and asking him what to do next. She then describes a short 'fantasia' novella she has sent off for a Horizon. Seton refers to cuttings relating to the Henry Wallace campaign and the opposition to it in America. She also comments on the spirit of America and her fears that 'America is now only one step away from out and out Fascism'. She then reflects on the prospect of her and Donald's [Hesson, her then husband] prospect of political martyrdom if they remain in America.

Continued 2 Sep 1948
The second part of the letter describes the violence committed against a Wallace party candidate, Curtiss MacDougall. Seton also mentions a ruling made against the Third Party and her involvement in the Third Party campaign. She informs Moody that Donald is standing for Attorney General in Illinois and gives her thoughts on America as a melting pot and the impact this has on politics.

A p.s. at the end of the letter gives further details about the Third Party and Wallace and Seton's friendship with Paul [Robeson].

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