[Letter] 1903 March 3 [to] Mr. Markham

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Title

[Letter] 1903 March 3 [to] Mr. Markham

Subject

The Comrade (New York, N.Y.)
Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Lincoln & other poems
Morris, William, 1834-1896
Watson, William, 1858-1935

Description

Spargo praises Markham's work and thanks him for the contribution.

Creator

Spargo, John, 1876-1966

Source

Edwin Markham Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

3/3/1903

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

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image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

SpargoJ2

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March 3rd 1903
My Dear Mr. Markham:
Need I say how much we appreciate your kind response to our “fair” circular? The gift of your two books will, I know, be greatly appreciated all ‘round by our friends – in their name – Thanks! I had not before seen (save at a distance) the poems in their collected form. But when Mr. Abbott handed the two volumes over to me I was delighted particularly with some that I had not met with before. “Kyka” is exquisite: The “Leader of the People” and “The Builders” are noble in thought and beautiful in execution. How true it is that we, the builders of humanity’s temples, need to be able to sing – to rejoice in our labor! I am so glad you have given that message so sorely needed. Again thanking you, for the Committee, believe me,
very truly yours, J. Spargo
I was pleased, too, to see your lines on dear William Watson. Some of us in England, who loved Morris the more that he had declined the Laureateship, were so afraid Watson might accept and be gagged – and so proud that he didn’t get it. J.S.

Date Digital

2009

Digitization Specifications

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Citation

Spargo, John, 1876-1966 , “[Letter] 1903 March 3 [to] Mr. Markham,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2021, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/5136.