Letter from R. H. Hathaway to Peter McArthur, November 10, 1920

Author: Hathaway, R. H. (Rufus Hawtin), 1869-1933

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Letter from R. H. Hathaway to Peter McArthur, November 10, 1920

Author: R. H. Hathaway

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Source copy consulted: Harriet Irving Library, Archives and Special Collections.

The Rufus Hathaway Collection of Canadian literature

Recipient: Peter McArthur.

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Letter from R. H. Hathaway to Peter McArthur, November 10, 1920

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Nov. 10, 1920.

Mr. Peter McArthur,

My dear McArthur:

Hammond showed me yesterday at the Club your letter advising
that it is all off about
Mr. Carman coming to
Toronto on the occasion of
his present visit to this part of Canada. I hope that you will be able
to prevail upon
Mr. Carman to change his mind on ths matter. We are all
desirous of seeing him and having him with us, and shall be deeply
disappointed if he does not find his way here.

I know that
Mr. Carman has never taken to lionizing, and he
perhaps fears that that sort of thing would be inflicted on him if he
should come to
Toronto. I think, however, that you may safely assure
him that he would have as little of it as he could stand. You know
what the
Arts and Letters Club is: A Club of clubable fellows, who detest
“side” and perhaps as bohemian a crowd as can be found anywhere in these—
Mr. Carman might consider them—degenerate days. I feel sure,
therefore, that you will agree with me that
Mr. Carman would have as
good a time among them as if he had always known them.

We had planned to have the inaugural night in our new club rooms
Saturday, Nov. 22, and had hoped that
Mr. Carman would be present and
help to make the night even more memorable for us, but it is doubtful

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whether things will be far enough advanced to allow of our getting into
the rooms by that date. I can give assurance, however, that we would
be more than glad to have
Mr. Carman visit us at our old quarters, if
only for an hour or so, if he could see his way to doing so, or if he
preferred it, he could hold a little court at
Hart House, and slip
away as soon as he had enough of it. Please therefore bring all the pressure
to bear on him that you can, and do your utmost to make him feel that
we shall be sorely disappointed if he does not give
Toronto a look in
before he goes back to
New Canaan.

Yours truly,