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Feb. 9, 1920.
Mr. Frederic F. Sherman Publisher,
New York, N. Y. Dear Mr. Sherman:
The Arts and Letters Club of this city, an organization of writers,
artists, etc., propose putting on a benefit entertainment for
Arthur Stringer, and perhaps
Peter McArthur, will give some
personal recollections of Carman, certain poems of Carman's will be read
and others which have been set to music willbe sung. Can you tell me of
any Carman poems which have been set to music? I believe that an English
composer has so set some of the Sappho songs, but none of our music
people can confirm this. Any information you can give me with regard to
this, or any other poems of Carman's which have been set to music, will
be appreciated. I might say that I have one Carman song set to music,
entitled, "Morning," which was published in New York in 1902, and which
does not appear in any of his books.
I saw that you were selling some of your Carman books at the
Art Galleries a while ago. Did the prices brought meet your expectations,
may I ask? I sent in one or two bids, but without result.
By the way, I believe you have recently published what seems to be
an interesting book by
Martin Birnbaum entitled "Introductions." What is
the price of this book, may I ask? If you have issued a printed announcement about it, I should like to receive a copy.
Yours truly, ADDRESS:258 Garden Avenue. P.S.: I might tell you that it is expected about $1,000 will be raised
here for Carman. We couldn't let you people do it all, you see.