[Letter] 1909 September 9 [to] Mrs. Markham

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Title

[Letter] 1909 September 9 [to] Mrs. Markham

Subject

Markham, Anna Catherine, 1859-1938
Earle, Ferdinand Piney
Herts, B. Russell (Benjamin Russell), b. 1888

Description

Abbott sends Mrs. Markham a photograph from the Westfield lunch party. Abbott also writes of Earle and is disheartened that Markham's name was mixed up in the situation.

Creator

Abbott, Leonard Dalton, 1878-1953

Source

Edwin Markham Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

9/9/1909

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

AbbottL15

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Text

Sept. 9/09
Dear Mrs. Markham,
Here is a little souvenir of the Westfield lunch-party. If you would like more of these photographs, either mounted or unmounted, I can get them at 25¢ apiece.
I am very sorry that Mr. Markham’s name was mixed up in this last Earle racket. Again, I must plead, Not Guilty! I would not talk to the reporters at all this time. Herts says he did not mention Mr. Markham’s name, so the reporters must have gotten their information from a little news item seen in the “Times Sat’y Review” in which it was noted that Mr. Markham had been “invited” to Haag’s party.
As for Earle, my feelings are very mixed. There is much that is lovable in him, but he is irresponsible and impossible. Yet I cannot disown him entirely; my relation to him has been too close.
He is the blundering creature of a transition epoch in which sex standards are changing.
Very cordially,
Leonard D. Abbott

Date Digital

2009

Digitization Specifications

IBM ThinkCentre Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz running Windows XP Professional Version 2 Service Pack 2; Epson Expression 10000XL scanner; Master Scanner Settings: 24-bit RGB, 400 dpi resolution; File Format: TIFF; Compression: none; Reference Images resized and converted with Adobe Photoshop CS2 version 9.0.2: 8-bit RGB; 400 ppi resolution; Compressed jpeg.

Citation

Abbott, Leonard Dalton, 1878-1953 , “[Letter] 1909 September 9 [to] Mrs. Markham ,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed November 28, 2020, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/5004.