Scope and Content

Traubel describes his visit to see George Whitman at Burlington; he learnt there that Mrs Whitman has Bolton ancestry, and asks the recipient if he knows anyone with the name Haslem or Haslam. He received a packet of notes from George relating to Whitman's early life; and gives a description of George, who loves Walt but does not understand him; George's memories of Walt's early life are general and vague, but he refutes stories of Walt's early dissipation.