Letter from Bliss Carman to R. H. Hathaway, April 19, 1917 : a machine-readable transcription.

Author: Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929

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Letter from Bliss Carman to R. H. Hathaway, April 19, 1917.

Author: Bliss Carman

4 p.

The Rufus Hathaway collection of Canadian literature. Vertical file. Folder 462.

In the document there is inconsistent capitalization of the letter 'A' and peculiar renderings of the letter 'f'. End of line and in line hyphens have been marked with the orig tag. The recipient of this letter is Rufus Hathaway.

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Letter from Bliss Carman to R. H. Hathaway, April 19, 1917

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New Canaan, Connecticut


My dear Mr. Hathaway:

Thank you very much
for your good letter and
the birthday wishes.

I am returning the
Canadianpoem duly signed
as you requested. Sorry to
say it suffered a little
in the mail, but - no


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We (I mean all my
American friends), are
all feeling very happy
over the right decision
of the country in regard to
the war. Of course there
is great unpreparedness,
but you can count on
Uncle Sam to “ hustle ” when
it is necessary. And it
is wonderful to think of
a great people really

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moving in such a mass
with so little animosity,
so little rancor. It is
really the outcome of a
slow and just anger, a
widespread moral conviction, that is tremendous
when you think of it, and
surely inspiring, in spite
of all our faults. American
institutions are not as
good as Canadian, but
we must admire our

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cousins' soundness of
heart when it comes to
the final test.

Very Sincerely Yours
Bliss Carman