Letter

Scope and Content

Refers to: Whitman's thoughts on Wallace's trip to America; the poet's desire that they should not idolise him and set him apart; Traubel's regret at the lack of time spent talking during Wallace's stay; a planned visit to [R.M.] Bucke [in Canada] in the spring; [Daniel] Brinton [a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and friend of Whitman] who asks after Wallace; the tomb [Whitman's, built at great expense, to the disapproval of Traubel and others; the final bill of $4,000 was delivered in October 1891]: Traubel claims Whitman has been swindled over this, the price quoted in the contract being a forgery; he entreats Wallace to keep this from Whitman.

Dated at: Philadelphia [Pennsylvania, USA].