Bliss Carman's Letters to Margaret Lawrence 1927-1929

Edited by D.M.R. Bentley

Assisted by Margaret Maciejewski

Letter 37

The Raleigh

Waco, Texas

24. Nov. 1927



Margaret dear:


I have been speeded up. From here to Dallas, five hours by train, on Sunday. Monday two hours more to a large womenís College at Denton1 for a reading that night. Then by train from there at midnight to Oklahoma City, changing cars and lines twice, the last part of the trip being over the roughest kind of line in the worst kind of car, from four to nine a.m when I reached Oklahoma City, and fell into a taxi without shave or lave or breakfast, to be hurled out to the University2 15 miles away for a reading at ten. Arrived with a minute to spare. Huge audience, but I had enough left to hold them, praise be! Then back here for a day and expecting to go on to San Antonio to-night.

Too much!

I have readings on the 28, 29, 30, and 2nd.3 After that I donít know yet, but hardly expect more. After that I shall be pointed East.

I cannot make New Mexico and Sanata Fe [sic] the beautiful, but I want to see San Antonio, said to be the most interesting Texas city.

Now I must go to a Thanksgiving luncheon.


Ever and ever

all that is left



  1. Texas State College for Women, founded in 1901. [back]

  2. Oklahoma City University, a co-educational institution founded in 1911. [back]

  3. See Letters 40 and 41. [back]