<> Boyd109 Boyd Letters Boyd Estate 19 Jan Linen Hall Library Wednesday, March 16, 2016 TIFF Boyd109 Letter Friendship English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/boyd109 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Boyd109_1.jpg LHL Archive ´╗┐Sept 1988 Dear Brian, I xxx think you'll be surprised but I hope you won't mind to get a public letter from me, After all our long friendship has been xxxxxx largely epistolatary, for xxx geographical reasons I suppose, but also xxx owing to my distaste for travel. Anyway that we don't meet more often xxxxxx personally is my fault, not yours: xxx but curiously enough I've recently come to the conclusion that close friends - as you and I are xxxxxxx - should measure out their meetings because that way ensures that friendship never goes stale. How's that for special pleading on ratiocination on my part? Friendship is important to you, as it is to me, and now that you've reached sixty I've calculated that we have enjoyed at least thirty years of it. Extraordinary, isn't it, how quickly it has passed and Text