Letter from Bliss Carman to Rufus Hathaway, May 26, 1917: a machine-readable transcription.

Author: Carman, Bliss,1861-1929

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Letter from Bliss Carman to Rufus Hathaway, May 26, 1917.

Author: Bliss Carman

Print copy consulted: Harriet Irving Library, Archives and Special Collections, The Rufus Hathway Collection of Canadian Literature, Folder number 462.

The Rufus Hathaway Collection of Canadian Literature.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

English non-fiction; prose Carman, Bliss,1861-1929--Correspondence Hathaway, R.H. (Rufus Hawtin),1869-1933--Correspondence Manuscript pages
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New Canaan,

26. May. 1917

My dear
Mr. Hathaway :

I believe I have to thank
you for a copy of the Canadian
with several interesting items. I don't see very
much of Canadian journalism . "Battered giant of
poetry " is too complimentary a phrase, I fear ; but
I have stored it away for
future pleasure, to dwell upon .


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I read also with interest the
article on "Lads and Literature"
with much interest. I know
nothing about the famous
Max, and have not seen his
book on the war. I did not
even know that he was not
a Canadian. What is he ?

And when it comes to
criticising his history, will
it not be pertinent to ask
how much of the work is by
his own hand, and how
much by other very capable

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Canadian hands detailed for that service ?
I don't think we should be too sore on the point, —
if the work is good.

Now, here's luck to us all, and God
Canada !
Sincerely yours

Bliss Carman