[Maurice F. Strong of the United Nations Environment Programme.] Two Typed Letters Signed to the English environmentalist Arthur Bourne, with typed copies of five letters from Bourne to Strong.
The seven items are in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Strong's two letters are each 1p., 8vo, and are both on thin paper with slight wear to the edges; the second letter is docketed on the reverse by Bourne. In his first letter Strong congratulates Bourne on 'the new journal "The Environment This Month"'. He was 'favourably impressed with the first issue' and congratulates Bourne 'on the initiative you have taken in filling in such a promising way the need which existed for a high quality international journal on environmental affairs'. He undertakes to 'prepare a piece for the journal about the Stockholm Conference' and will get Robert Schiffer to get in touch with Bourne about it. In his second letter Strong declines Bourne's invitation 'to address the Man/Food Equation Symposium to be held on 20-21 September 1973', as 'the United Nations Environment Programme will be in the process of establishing its headquarters in Nairobi at that time and I find myself unable to accept any additional commitments during that period'. The drafts of Bourne's five letters to Strong total 5pp., 4to, and 5pp, 8vo. All are dated, and all but the third, which gives no place, are addressed from 17 Church Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire. In the first letter, following on from a meeting with Strong at the 'W.A.Y. meeting in Manchester', he discusses his 'Habitat Classification Atlas' project and 'Project Manhive' scheme. In the second letter he gives an update on the 'Atlas' project. The third letter concerns a 'Man/Food Equation Symposium' which he is organising 'to the continuance of the Stockholm ideal'. In the fourth letter, following a 'chance meeting in Victoria', he gives information on 'the mapping scheme I told you about first when we were together in Manchester and subsequently in a letter'. In the last letter Bourne discusses Strong's departure from UNEP, and gives news of his own activities.