Collection ID1755 - Bliss Carman

Title proper

Bliss Carman

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents.

Level of description


Reference code


Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)


  • 1915-1924 (Creation)
    Carman, Bliss

Physical description

2 pp. of textual records

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Name of creator


Biographical history

The creator of this collection is unknown. Bliss Carman (1861-1929), poet and essayist, was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the son of William Carman (d.1885), a Chatham lawyer and member of the New Brunswick Legislature, and Sophia Mary Bliss, his second wife. He was educated at the Collegiate School in Fredericton and the universities of New Brunswick, Edinburgh and Harvard.

In 1890, Bliss Carman went to New York where he became literary editor of the "Independent". He gradually turned from journalism to purely literary work, becoming Canada's poet laureate in his later years. When his health was threatened in 1908, he moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where he died unmarried. Many of his poems were first issued in broadsheets and on Christmas cards.

Custodial history

Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete

Scope and content

This collection consists of a letter written by Bliss Carman in 1915 while he was living in Haines Falls, NY., and addressed to Glen Walton Blodgett in Buffalo. Carman writes that he is honoured to be invited to a function in the company of distinguished guests. There is also a copy of the poem "In Excelsis", dated Christmas 1924, and printed on a single sheet of deckled, heavy weight paper. Both items bear Bliss Carman's signature.

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Purchased in 1967


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

No restrictions

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres