The Poets’ Garden
Beloved “Edwin of the Song”
Hail! on this my happiest Thanksgiving. My heart overflows with gratitude for the great gifts you have given. I shall try always to be worthy and to carry on for...
Beloved Edwin Markham, Comrade of The Dawn, Brave Dreamer of Brave Dreams, Courageous Champion of The Oppressed, and World’s Greatest Living Poet,
Thank You! It is too good to be true that you are with us once more and that...
Two-page letter to Captain Nicholas Power of Providence, Rhode Island, denying a request for insurance against 'the mortality of slaves' and 'Barbary Cruisers' [probably Barbary corsairs] for an upcoming voyage. Power is encouraged to request...
Feb 5th, 1907
W. New Brighten, N.Y.
Your kind letter with enclosure of $6.00 reached us this morning and I want to express my hearty appreciation of your cooperation. We are giving you credit for $5.50 on...
Manuscript copy of a four-page letter from Gerrit Smith of Peterboro [New York] to Hon. D. [David] Wilmot, in which he responds to a letter from Wilmot discussing slavery and the United States Constitution, and sends him a copy of Lysander...
92 Waters Avenue,
West New Brighton, N.Y.
November 13, 1911.
My dear Carr:
I sent you a check this morning to help spread the Episcopal Special. I had no power to make it less. Your Episcopal number is a strong voice from the blood-stained top of...
March 15, 1919
Dear Mr. Markham,
We are remembering that your birthday is in April – and we are looking forward to celebrating it. That will be one of the most joyful events that ever occurred at Christodora House. There is another way, too, in...
Prof. Edwin Markham
Permit me to thank you from the depths of a grateful heart for the brave and awe-inspiring sentiments contained in your poem, “The Man With the Hoe.” It is like nothing else that has even been...
N.Y., Jan. 24/02.
Dear Mr. Markham,
I was more than pleased to get your kind note, - the more so because I feel I hardly deserved it. The article is very superficial, and was written during a stress of other work. I am not particularly proud of...
N.Y. City Nov. 14-16
Mrs. Edwin Markham
Dear Mrs. Markham:
Your letter brought more pleasure than you can know, for to me Edwin Markham is about the greatest living poet in the world.—The Poet of Humanity – the Voice...
2 Holworthy Hall,
May 7, 1912
My Dear Mr. Markham:-
I am writing without shame to ask a very great favor of you. Our Socialist club at Harvard is planning to have its annual dinner on or about Tuesday, May 21, and we are very...
11 Cambridge Parade
Twickenham, April 26th 1910
Dear Mr. Markham,
As I am not in the mood for writing my next New Age article, I shall now send you a line, having, this morning received your letter of the 19th night. I am glad you sent me that...
Riverdale Children's Association; Colored Orphan Asylum (New York, N.Y.); Association for the Benefit of Colored Orphans (New York, N.Y.); Charities--New York (State)--New York; Children, Black--New York (State)--New York; African American...
The records of the Colored Orphan Asylum document the activities of the institution from 1836 to 1972, with the bulk of the records falling between 1850 and 1936. The records include minutes of general meetings, the Executive Committee, the...
Erie Canal; New York (State); Enlargement; Canal Bill; Loco Foco; Pamphlet
Page 16 of a sixteen page pamphlet on the Enlargement of the Erie Canal. In 1851, controversy arose regarding the enlargement of the canal. This shows excerpts from various New York newspapers voicing protest against the project to enlarge the Erie...