Letters from Horace Traubel to unnamed correspondents

Scope and Content

This series is comprised of letters from Traubel which have no named recipient, and which cannot obviously be attributed to one individual from internal evidence. They are, however, almost definitely written either to Wallace or Johnston, and they date predominantly from May 1892.

Topics covered include: reactions to Whitman's death; differing opinions on the poet's work, and the publication of various books and pamphlets about Whitman; Traubel's own work in furthering the 'cause' and attempting to publish more of Whitman's poems (notably 'A Thought of Columbus'); and news on the activities of various other prominent American Whitmanites.