Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: D14-F1c

Description: Irvin Green

Date of origin: May 10, 1959

Type: Document

Size: 7 1/4 x 10 1/16″

Condition: Very Good


[front] This picture was made of me when I was about 4 years old. The clipping was one given to me by my father — Mama kept it all these years. I thought you would like to have it. Dad Love to all on Mother’s Day. Irvin Green May, 10, 1959.
[poem] FATHER TO SON The times have proved my judgment bad, I’ve followed foolish hopes in vain, And as you look upon your dad You see him commonplace and plain, No brilliant wisdom I enjoy; The jests I tell have grown to bore you, ‘Twas I who chose your mother for you! Against the blunders I have made And all the things I’ve failed to do, The weaknesses which I’ve displayed, This fact remains forever true; This to my credit still must stay And don’t forget it, I implore you; Whatever else you think or say; ‘Twas I who chose your mother for you! Chuckle at times behind my back About the ties and hats I wear. Sound judgment I am known to lack. Smile at the ancient views I air. Say if you will I’m often wrong, But with my faults strewn out before you, Remember this your whole life long; ‘Twas I who chose your mother for you! Your life from babyhood to now Has known the sweetness of her care; Her tender hand has soothed your brow; Her love gone with you everywhere. Through every day and every night You’ve had an angel to adore you. So bear in mind I once was right: ‘Twas I who chose your mother for you! Copyright, 1934, by Edgar A. Guest


Miscellaneous Info.:

Document is cardboard stock. It has a photo of a child standing next to a big branch with a statue on it. Child is holding statue on the branch. Statue is white. Next to the photo is a poem titled, “Father to Son” On the bottom of page is a salutation from Irvin Green.

Other Info.: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p 25 Envelope

Related to: P355-F1b (J. S. Green), P356-F1a (Mrs. J. S. Green),

Subject: Edgar A. Guest, Envelope, Father, Father To Son, Irvin Green, Mother’s Day, Poem, Scrapbook, Son,