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The Prat Sisters: Free Spirits of the 1890s

Letter from Bliss Carman to Annie L. Prat, describing his trip accompanying Minnie Prat to visit the parents of her late fiancé, Goodridge Bliss Roberts, at Fredericton

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Bliss begins on a humorous note, "The first thing to be done on the journey was to buy a flask of fire-water at Kentville. This lent much moral stamina to the expedition." He also gives a wry account of "these boys" having "me out on the river teaching me how to paddle." (He was in fact an experienced canoeist.) Bliss concludes by reporting that "Min is pretty well; I think the change will be good for her."

Date: 20 June 1892

Credit: University of King's College Archives

Reference: William Inglis Morse Collection University of King's College Archives 

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