Letters

Scope and Content

1 copy and 1 original letter from Willie [Ormiston] Roy [a Canadian Whitman enthusiast living in Montreal]. Topics covered include: his sorrow at the death of Wallace; their work to further the gospel of Whitman now the "Master of the College" is no longer there to inspire them; a visit to England, where he met Wallace at Lytham, later travelling with him to Dublin where they met Mrs Dowden [wife of the Shakespearian scholar, Edward Dowden] and 'AE' [the poet George Russell]. In his letter of 1944 he reminisces about the circle who met in Dublin, assuming he and Minnie are the only two survivors; he mentions John Ormrod and wonders if any of the original Eagle Street College are still living.

1186/5/9/1 is a typescript copy; 2 is manuscript.