Bliss Carman's Letters to Margaret Lawrence 1927-1929

Edited by D.M.R. Bentley

Assisted by Margaret Maciejewski



Letter 651

[1.] Oenoke Avenue. New Canaan, Conn.;
[2.] St. Mark’s Episcopal Church New Canaan, Conn.;
[3.] Congregational Church and Green. New Canaan, Conn.;
[4.] Approaching Horseshoe Curve, Rip Van winkle Trail, Catskill Mountains, N.Y.;
[5.] Down the slope on Rip Van Winkle Trail, Catskill Mts., N.Y.;
[6.] Stony Clove Notch Near Tannersville, N.Y., Catskill Mts.;
[7.] Up the Mohican trail, Catskill Mountains, N.Y.;
[8.] Artistic curves on the Mohican Trail, Catskill Mountains, N.Y.
None of these cards show the height of the mountains. But the quiet curves wooded to the top are characteristic.
[9.] Rip Van Winkle Trail from Santa Cruz Park. Haines Fall in the Catskill Mts., N.Y.
One view I see from the piazza where I write.
[10.] Plaaterskill Clove, from outlook point, Catskill Mts., N.Y.;
Katterskill Clove
Another view from my writing place. the far horizon shows the Berkshire hills in Massachusetts. The Hudson river is shown crossing the scene[.]


  1. In an envelope postmarked Haines Falls, N.Y. 3 (or perhaps 8) July 1928, Carman sent Lawrence ten postcards of various scenes in New Canaan and the Catskill Mountains. The titles and inscriptions on the postcards are given above. [back]