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MS Can 11.2

Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929. Bliss Carman letters to Odell Shepard, 1917-1927: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Can 11.2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929.
Title: Bliss Carman letters to Odell Shepard,
Date(s): 1917-1927.
Quantity: 1 collection (7 volumes (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from Canadian poet Bliss Carman to his bibliographer Odell Shepherd.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-36. Gift of Professor Odell Shepard, Bard College Annandale-on Hudson, New York; received: 1951 September.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Bliss Carman Letters to Odell Shepard, 1917-1927 (MS Can 11.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Carman was a Canadian poet. Shepard was the author a bibliography of Carman's works, titled Bliss Carman.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Letters concerning Shepard's bibliography of Carman's works. Letters also concern Carman's poems, the progress and publication of the bibliography, as well as personal issues, discussions of travel, mutual friends, and literature. Also includes an advertisement for "A Thanksgiving Testimonial for Bliss Carman (who is ill at Saranac)" in New York.

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