Bliss Carman's Letters to Margaret Lawrence 1927-1929

Edited by D.M.R. Bentley

Assisted by Margaret Maciejewski

Letter 121

[1.] Rocky Cliff along the Rip Van Winkle Trail. Catskill Mts. N.Y. Down this road one motors from Twilight Park to Catskill Village on the Hudson—and train for N.Y. A glorious ride.

[2.] Melba Inn New Canaan, Conn.
Here is where I lodge

[3.] Ardsley Inn. New Canaan, Conn.
And here, next door, I take my meals

[4.] Park Street, looking North. New Canaan, Conn.
The Melba and Ardsley Inn are at the right.

[5.] Glimpse of Silver Mine River. New Canaan, Conn.
This stream runs through a magical valley—see the poems of B.C. for many references to it.

[6.] Lake Wampanaw. New Canaan. Conn.
I look out over this little pond as I write, at "Sunshine House".2

  1. The "six postcards" to which Carman refers in Letter 11 are contained in an envelope addressed to "Miss Margaret Lawrence / Hambourg Conservatory, / 194 Wellesley Street / Toronto / Ontario" and postmarked "New Canaan / Sep 28 / 1927 / Conn." The titles and inscriptions on the postcards are given above. [back]

  2. See Letter 1 n.1. [back]