Date Published: 1905
Binding: No binding
8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches on Hotel St. Francis San Francisco letterhead, dated 17, Feb. 1905. Letter to Miss Rothschild mentioning enclosing a photograph and autograph and thank her for her kind words of welcome. Bliss Carman was a preeminent Canadian poet. He was born William Bliss Carman in Fredericton, in the Maritime province of New Brunswick. He published under the name "Bliss Carman," although the "Bliss" is his mother's surname. His literary roots run deep with an ancestry that includes a mother who was a descendant of Daniel Bliss of Concord, Massachusetts, the great-grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Also on his mother's side, he was a first cousin to another famous Canadian poet, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts. His sister was married to the botanist and historian William Francis Ganong.
Relocated to New York City Carman was influential as an editor and writer for the Independent, the Cosmopolitan, the Atlantic Monthly, the Chap Book and other literary journals. He is also well known for his anthology and editing work on The World's Best Poetry (10 volumes, 1904) and The Oxford book of American Verse (1927). After 1909, he lived in New Canaan, Connecticut but vWikipedia
Near Fine. Item #4856