- Created by
- Marie Seton 1910–1985
- Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody, addressed from Chicago
- 1–2 September 1948
- Document - correspondence
- Tate Archive
- Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
- TGA 956/1/2/58/8
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].
- Papers of Ronald Moody TGA 956 (248)
- Correspondence TGA 956/1 (84)
- Correspondence with friends TGA 956/1/2 (84)
- Letters from Marie Seton TGA 956/1/2/58 (71)
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