Letter from Rufus Hathaway to Mitchell Kennerley, May 10, 1915 : a machine-readable transcription.

Author: Hathaway, Rufus Hawtin, 1869-1933

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Letter from Rufus Hathaway to Mitchell Kennerley, May 10, 1915.

Author: Rufus Hawtin Hathaway

2 p.

The Rufus Hathaway collection of Canadian literature. Vertical file. Folder 535.

Unsigned, typewritten letter. Recipient: Mitchell Kennerley

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Letter from Rufus Hathaway to Mitchell Kennerley, May 10, 1915

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May 10, 1915
Mr. Mitchell Kennerely, 32 West 58th St., New York, New York Dear Mr. Kennerley:

I has. received a letter from
President Cutten, of
Acadia University,
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, in which he says that they are starting a collection
of Canadian Literature at the University, and that my friend,
Logan, has suggested that I might be able to furnish them with a copy of

Lee's thesis on
Bliss Carman. I know of at least four copies of this book
in Toronto, besides the one which you so kindly sent me, but all are
securely tied up; but it has occcurred to me that you might have a copy to
spare. Is this the case, may I ask, and if so, will you allow me to give
your name to
Dr. Cutten, and suggest that he write to you? I should expect,
of course, that you would put a price on the book. You will remember that
it was from Wolfville that
Carman's first privately printed pamphlet- "At Michaelmas" was issued.

F.F. Sherman, as of course, you are aware, has got out a ”check list"
of Carman first editions, and has sent me a copy. It contains a number of
things I have never before heard of, but I can claim the honor of having
contributed seven or eight items to it. At the same time, there are a number of omissions. I have not time to mention these here, any anyway you
probably have noticed them; but I am writing a notice of the list for a
local paper in which I will [spoke of] them, and which I will send you when
it appears.

By the way,
Mr. Quinn told me a while ago that he was intending ,in
association with you, to prepare a
Carman bibliography.D id
Sherman get wind
of this intention, and seek to head it off by issuing his check list.
I am rather inclined to think hardly of him, for although he got two copie
of the
Toronto "Low Tide" from me, all he sent in return was a
letter - an interesting one I admit, but hardly comparable intrinsically
with those booklets. I am now convinced that the little handful of these
that a mere chance put in my way, were all that remained, and that the
booklet is bound to become one of the very rarest, and certainly most
desirable of
Carman items.

I had a letter from
Carman the other day responding to birthday
greeting I had sent him, in which he said he was doing no work The war of
course," he added, "makes that impossible.” He enclosed in his letter a
newspaper or magazine reproduction of a snapshot of himself labelled

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"Bruce (sic) Carman at his Ease." Do you know from what paper or
magazine it was taken?

Please let me hear from you at your convenience.

Yours truly, Address:258 Garden Avenue.