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Refers to letters received from: [William Dean] Howells, who inquires after Walt Whitman and Some of his Friends and the Columbus poem; [Richard Watson] Gilder who also inquires about 'A Thought of Columbus'; and [John] Burroughs, who has been sent 900 press cuttings on Whitman by [R.M.] Bucke, many of which infuriate him. Traubel praises the influence of Burroughs' articles in increasing Whitman's popularity.