Letter

Scope and Content

Traubel informs Wallace that he is sending some chips of stone from the doorway of Whitman's tomb. He also refers to: Whitman's refusal to go out in the hot weather; [Daniel] Longaker's opinions on Whitman's health; his former pressure on Wallace to accept their invitation, which he claims was not purely personal but a result of his concern that Wallace may otherwise never meet Whitman; his own responsibilities; Wallace's desire to do something for Whitman's comfort; his friend, [Harry D.] Bush, who is also devoted to Whitman; other Whitmanites in America.

Dated at: Philadelphia [Pennsylvania, USA].