[Letter, ca. 1907 February 26], [to] Mr. Markham, West New Brighton, Staten Island

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Title

[Letter, ca. 1907 February 26], [to] Mr. Markham, West New Brighton, Staten Island

Subject

Earle, Ferdinand Pinney
Salt, Henry Stephens, 1851-1939
Harris, Thomas Lake, 1823-1906
Socialism, Christian -- United States -- Meetings.

Description

Abbott expresses disappointment with Markham for missing a Socialist meeting in Monroe. Abbott describes the meeting and its events including an ensemble piece by Earle. Abbott mentions literature sent to Markham, including "Tennyson" and "Shelley" by Salt and Thomas Lake Harris clippings.

Creator

Abbott, Leonard Dalton, 1878-1953

Source

Edwin Markham Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

2/26/1907

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Rights

Please contact the Horrmann Library at Wagner College for rights to use this digital image.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

AbbottL7

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Text

Monday 1907
Dear Mr. Markham,
We were all greatly disappointed that you were not able to come to Monroe on Sunday. You missed more than you will ever know.
We had a tremendous meeting; all the countryside was out. And Brother Graham and Sister Rose carried all before them. It was in some ways the most inspiring Socialist meeting I have ever had anything to do with.
Ferdinand Earle wrote a special poem for the occasion, and composed some music to go with it – a trio for voice, violin and piano which went off with great éclat.
All that we needed was your venerable head to crown our youthful enthusiasm!
Under separate cover I am sending a few pieces of literature that I had taken up to Monroe to give to you. There is the “Tennyson” by Salt; and also his “Shelley.” I wonder if you ever saw Crosby’s with which ___ you? And then Thomas Lake Harris clippings I had gathered at the time of his death. You are welcome to them.
“The Interesting Life of Whitman” I am almost sure I sent you by post several years ago.
With affectionate greeting,
Leonard D. Abbott

Date Digital

2009

Digitization Specifications

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Citation

Abbott, Leonard Dalton, 1878-1953, “[Letter, ca. 1907 February 26], [to] Mr. Markham, West New Brighton, Staten Island ,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed December 14, 2019, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/4996.