Letter from Bliss Carman to R. H. Hathaway, April 1, 1921 : a machine-readable transcription.

Author: Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929

Creation of machine-readable version:
Doris Hayashikawa, University of Pittsburgh
Creation of digital images:
Jennifer Jeffries, University of New Brunswick Libraries, Electronic Text Centre and Patti Auld, University of New Brunswick Libraries, Archives and Special Collections.
Conversion to TEI.2-conformant markup:
Doris Hayashikawa, University of Pittsburgh
University of New Brunswick Libraries
Fredericton, N.B. ca210401


URL: http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/Special_Collections/Hathaway.html

1997, August

Images have been included of the manuscript version.
Horizontal lines under above the greeting and below the author's name have been omitted from the transcription.

About the original source:

Letter from Bliss Carman to R. H. Hathaway, April 1, 1921.

Author: Bliss Carman

4 p.

The Rufus Hathaway collection of Canadian literature. Vertical file. Folder 463.

Document imprinted with property stamp to left of author's signature: LIBRARY, University of New Bru[n]swick.
Recipient: Rufus Hawtin Hathaway, 1869-1933.

Prepared for the University of New Brunswick Libraries Electronic Text Centre.

Keywords in the header are a local Electronic Text Centre scheme to aid in establishing analytical groupings.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

English non-fiction; prose LCSH 24-bit colour; 300-400 dpi.

Letter from Bliss Carman to R. H. Hathaway, April 1, 1921

Page Image

New Canaan, Connecticut


My dear

The "Tomahawk" has just
arrived and given me a
pleasant jolt. But indeed
I hardly needed it to put
me in mind of your good

When I had to take
my sad departure from

Toronto , it was much mitigatedby having you at
the Station.
Ottawa and

Page Image

Montreal were delightful,
New Brunswick was not
as bad as I feared. I only
dreaded it after so many
years absence, but people
were heavenly. I got back here
a week before Easter and have
been dipping into
York again, seeing
Kennerley ,
etc., and am attempting now
to write a few letters for
decency sake to the many

Page Image

new friends in
Ontario. It is
a joyous task, but I am a
vile letter -writer, or rather
letter - neglecter, as you know.
I shall not forget the "items"
you need when I get to them.

The pewter ink-pot such
as you use in the
A. & L. Club,
and which I ran down in
finally, [ made a brave show ]
and is big enough to lend confidence to the greediest pen.
I feel I shall never exhaust

Page Image


The first item in
check list (a Broadsheet) was
recently bought by a dealer in

New York for five dollars and
sold again at private sale for
fifty! Good Lord! It's monstrous

A thousand thanks again
for all your kindness recent
and of old.

Yours as ever
Bliss Carman