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A letter from Henrietta Thompson to Bridget Croft. Thompson expresses surprise at hearing from Bridget Croft, the wife of a Walkout participant, Jack Croft, with whom she had a brief correspondence in 1973. Thompson warmly responds to Croft’s request for permission to quote sections of Thompson’s Walk a Little Faster, and asks to read Croft’s work when it is complete.
Thompson briefly refers to a perplexity inconsistency; Bridget writes: “Jack died on the 26 November 1955,” and yet Thompson tells Bridget: “I enjoyed so much my correspondence with him in 1972-73 and that he was pleased to receive a copy of my book in 1980.” The date of Croft’s death is not mentioned in any of the subsequent letters between the two women.
Bridget Croft, Jack Croft, Stilwell, Walkout, Burma, Myanmar, history of colonialism, British colonies, Henrietta Thompson
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Thompson, Henrietta, "Thompson Document 14: A Letter from Henrietta Thompson to Bridget Croft" (1996). Henrietta Thompson Papers. 24.