New Canaan, Connecticut
6. May. 1928
is April gone! And not a line for her. Now comes May
with a rush—the very bloom of the year. New England
at its entrancing best. Magnolias and wild cherry in
full blow, and a heavenly freshness everywhere.
could write! Poetry however must give way to the reading
of poetry, and I am already deep in the mass of material
which I brought home. I hope for the best.
many thanks for your train letter and the two papers
with your excellent essays.1
Also, my dear, for all your kindness when I was in Toronto.
The stay would have been dreary otherwise. But you made
think it would be very good for you to go to Quebec,
if you can arrange it. Saturday
Night might send you, I should
cannot help wishing that you could see this lovely corner
of Connecticut just now. It is amazing.
is a very dull letter, Margaret dear. I am quite tired.
But please accept lots of love as ever from
identified. In an undated letter of circa March,
1928, Lawrence tells Carman that she is about to
begin working as a journalist and promises to send
details in due course. At about this time, Lawrence
started to work as a freelance writer for Saturday
Night, a Toronto periodical begun in 1887 and
edited from 1926 to 1931 by Hector Willoughby Charlesworth
(1872-1945), who was also the editorial director
of the Canadian Home Journal and Saturday
Night (see Introduction xi). Among Charlesworth’s
works are A Cyclopaedia of Canadian Biography
(1919), The Canadian Scene: Sketches: Political
and Historical (1927), and three volumes of
Candid Chronicles (1925, 1928, and 1937).