Autograph letter signed (“Leonard”) to Marianne Ihlen ("Dear Marianne"), Montreal, 24 June 1972.

One page, 250 x 200mm; with transmittal envelope addressed in Cohen's hand.

Announcing the birth of his first child, due in October. “This is not something I prayed for but it has happened and so be it.” He continues, “This won’t change anything between us. Our curious relations will continue. I will go on giving you what I can, financial and otherwise, and I know you will do the same for me.” He mentions that he might make it to Hydra “toward the end of July.”

By descent from Marianne Ihlen.
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