Letter from Bliss Carman to Rufus Hathaway, October 21, 1926: a machine-readable transcription.

Author: Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929.

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Letter from Bliss Carman to Rufus Hathaway, October 21, 1926.

Author: Bliss Carman

7 p.

Print copy consulted: Harriet Irving Library, Archives and Special Collections, The Rufus Hathaway Collection of Canadian Literature, Folder number 464

The Rufus Hathaway collection of Canadian literature.

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English non-fiction; prose Carman, Bliss,1861-1929--Correspondence Hathaway, R.H. (Rufus Hawtin),1869-1933--Correspondence Manuscript pages 24-bit colour; 72 dpi.

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New Canaan,

21. October. 1926
My dear
Hathaway :

Many thanks for the
Saturday Night, — always an
interesting paper to see,
as it is the only Canadian
periodical outside the daily
papers that seems to lead
a normal healthy financial existence. Also it

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is eminently worth while
always, for its independence and spirit.

I was glad to see that
the Venerable Arch — Deacon
of Canadian Letters gave

Wilson such a thorough
and extensive notice of his
new book. Have not seen
the volume yet, but there
is no doubt of

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poetic genius. He is
full of it, beyond question,
and Deacon is quite
right in placing him in
the first rank of Canadian
poets — whoever else
gets in there. I should say
there is always room for
one more in that far
from modest company
( speaking for myself! )
and any time the line

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gets crowded, little
will gladly take two or
three paces to the rear
to make room for the new
aspirant. This lagging
senescent and superfluous on the stage, is an
odious and mean way to

And I'm not sure, between
ourselves, that I'm not
beginning to lag a little bit

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right now. I am due in

Manitoba and
this winter, for a month as
extension lecturer or reader
to each of their Universities.
Due to give a brief course
of talks on "Poetry and Personality" in the Universities,
and also to read and talk
in the chief cities of each
province under University

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management. I think this
is an interesting venture which
they have undertaken in
the West, and I do hope it
will go well, especially
in the schools where I shall
have to speak and read, as
well as to regular audiences.

Your prayers for the
incumbent of the job are
truly desired — and

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The pertinacious

Pierce is after me for
a prefactory note on a
publication, so it seems
I must toil even in my
old age — not having
written a line worth
a hoot in many years.

as ever your

Bliss Carman