Source: The Story of a Poet: Madison Cawein
Source type: book
Document type: letter
Document title: none
Author(s): Cawein, Madison [letter]; Rothert, Otto A. [book]
Publisher: John P. Morton and Company
Place of publication: Louisville, Kentucky
Year of publication: 1921
|Cawein, Madison. [untitled]. The Story of a Poet: Madison Cawein. By Otto A. Rothert. Louisville: John P. Morton, 1921: p. 225.|
|full text of excerpted letter as given in book|
|Madison Cawein (correspondence); Madison Cawein; McKinley assassination (personal response).|
|James A. Garfield; Robert E. Lee Gibson; William McKinley.|
The letter (below) appears in chapter 8 (“A Posthumous Autobiography,” pp. 167-329).
From title page: Filson Club Publications: No. 30.
From title page: The Story of a Poet: Madison Cawein: His Intimate Life as Revealed by His Letters and Other Hitherto Unpublished Material, Including Reminiscences by His Closest Associates; Also Articles from Newspapers and Magazines, and a List of His Poems.
From title page: By Otto A. Rothert, Secretary of the Filson Club; Author of Local History in Kentucky Literature, A History of Muhlenberg County, A History of Unity Baptist Church, etc.
From title page: With More Than Sixty Illustrations.
R. E. Lee Gibson: * * * I have been so wrought up over the disaster that has befallen our country through the hand of an assassin, that I have, for the time being, practically given up writing. The death of McKinley is terrible! terrible! I have not had anything to affect me so since the killing of Garfield. No punishment on earth is adequate to the crime. * * *