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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Can 11.3-11.9

Bliss Carman papers


Primarily poems and other literary works by Canadian poet Bliss Carman.


  • 1862-1912 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (6 volumes and 1 box)

Consists of poems and other literary writings, a pencil drawing of Carman by Oliver Herford, clippings, photographs, and other items.

Biographical / Historical

Carman was a Canadian poet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

42M-973-1013F, 43M-697, 45M-237F, 46M-27. Gift of Dr. William Inglis Morse, 17 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, 38 Mass; Received: 1943 June 30; 1944 May 29; 1946 March 29; and 1946 October 2.

62M-2. Purchased with the Morse Fund; received: 1962 July 16.

Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929. Bliss Carman papers, 1862-1912: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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