Scope and Content

Letters and cards from Gertrude Traubel, daughter of Horace and Anne. She seems to have begun a correspondence with Minnie following the death of her mother in 1954. The letters reveal her own enthusiasm for Whitman, thus carrying the tradition into the next generation. Her admiration for her father's work is apparent, as is her great esteem for Wallace, a feeling shared with the rest of her family. During these years she was engaged in the huge task of sorting through her parents' voluminous papers, which were apparently left in something of a chaotic state (see Eng 1186/5/27/3). In addition, she discusses family news, the Bolton circle, the papers of Wallace and her father, and other Whitman collectors in the 1950s.

All the letters are dated at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.