General correspondence

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng 1330/7
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      10 items; 21 pieces.

Scope and Content

This series consists of letters sent to Sixsmith, and 2 letters between other correspondents. The letters come from friends and acquaintances, including 3 from Edward Carpenter, and 1 from Anne Traubel [the widow of Horace Traubel, Whitman's close friend and admirer]. Topics covered largely relate to Sixsmith's activities and interests, such as socialism, the work of Carpenter and Whitman, and literature generally.


The general correspondence was originally dispersed throughout the collection, in no apparent order and with no obvious connection to the surrounding material. It has now been placed together in one series, the letters being ordered chronologically and by correspondent.