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[Letter] [1910 May 24], Brooklyn, NY [to] Mr. Brewster / Will Carleton.

Title: [Letter] [1910 May 24], Brooklyn, NY [to] Mr. Brewster / Will Carleton.
Personal Author: Carleton, Will, 1845-1912.
Date: [1910 May 24].
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: The date of the letter reads May 24/10, probably indicating May 24, 1910 and not May 10, 1924 since Carleton died in 1910.
Abstract: Carleton acknowledges receipt of Brewster's letter and cheque, which he returns, stating that "Literary neighbors ought not to be shoving lucre at each other in payment for their literary-wares." He assures Brewster that he will have all the goods (or evils) mentioned in the "special offer," and promises to "filch" time from duty to look over his books. Carleton's poetry focuses on country life and rural folk. His collections of poetry include Farm Ballads (1873), Farm Legends (1875); after he moved to Boston, he published City Ballads (1885), City Legends (1889). Among these, his best-known poem was the sentimental "Over the Hill to the Poor House." At the time this letter was written, Carleton had moved to Brooklyn, and founded the magazine Every Where (1894).
Personal Subject: Carleton, Will, 1845-1912--Correspondence.
Subject: Poets, American--20th century
United States--Intellectual life--20th century.
Recipient: Brewster.
 

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