Refers to: [Dr R.M.] Bucke, who has just set sail for England to meet Wallace; Bucke's character, and his readiness to answer questions about Traubel if Wallace is curious; his own inability to afford a trip to England, although he wishes to visit Wallace. He also discusses Whitman, whose health is fair, although he has a tendency to dwell on his illness; Traubel makes his own judgements based on observation. He describes the previous evening spent with Whitman and mentions Whitman's (numerous, and usually female) visitors to whom the poet is increasingly denying admittance.
Dated at: Philadelphia [Pennsylvania, USA].