The Rufus Hathaway collection of Canadian literature.
Prepared for the University of New Brunswick Libraries Electronic Text Centre.
The response from Frederic Sherman to Rufus Hathaway is rendered in green font and is marked as "response". All other additions and deletions are in the hand of the author, Rufus Hathaway.
The images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use.
Some keywords in the header are a local Electronic Text Center scheme to aid in establishing analytical groupings.
October 7, 1930
Dear Mr. Hathaway
Excuse this way of answering. It is
the quickest way at the time - which
is my busy season.
Mr. F. F. Sherman,
578 Madison Avenue ,
New York City
New York Dear Mr. Sherman: —
I have to come to you again for informationconcerning
Carman publications, this time in
connection with his so-called first publication, the broadsheet containing "A Woman's Exile" etc. 1887 is
Bliss Carman's own date
for this broadsheet. FS
I told you in my letter of September 10 that
I had discovered that this broadsheet was not issued until
well on into 1888, at least. The copy I got from you, while
inscribed by Carman, was not dated by him, but a copy I have
now unearthed in
McGill University Library,
presentation, is dated September 11, 1888. Date means little or nothing as it
might have been presented long after publication, as many of my items were - by B.C. himself.
Does your copy which no doubt, like all the
others I know of, is inscribed -- bear a date, and if so will
you be so good as to let me know what it is? It bears no date.
By the way, may I ask also whether you have
any broadsheets, leaflets etc. not described in your Check List,
and if so whether you will let me have details of them ? None except
very late items which you must
know all about.
By the way again, did I ever send you, or have you
got, a copy of
Odell Shepard's book on Carman, which was published here some years ago. I have no copy of this - and, of course, would like one.
With renewed thanks for what you have already done for me and expression s of my regard for you, I am
Yours truly, RH Hathaway Address
R. H. Hathaway,
258 Garden Ave.,
Toronto 3, Ont.