Walt Whitman and his fellowship of supporters in Bolton, 1891-1913

The Traubel correspondence

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ZWN/5. Horace Traubel's extensive correspondence focusses primarily on Walt Whitman's life and legacy, Politics, and the Whitman Circle's family and friends. Commencing in Walt Whitman's final years of life, these letters then cover his death, before proceeding to outline how Traubel and the Whitman circle sought to preserve Whitman's legacy in the literary realm and through the preservation of his former home. Traubel also uses this correspondence to expound his theory of a non-statist Socialism on numerous occaisons; he informs the reader that his theory is based upon Whitman's work and its teachings. Traubel's interest in politics is also apparent in his references to a economic depression in the United States during the 1890's and its possible affect on the future of national politics. His interest in English politics is evident in his positive commentary upon the English Labour movement, a reference to House of Lords reform, and his reverence for Keir Hardie. His high regard for Hardie is most evident in his letters regarding the two of them meeting and having supper together with Traubel's family and Fels during Hardie's visit to New York. These letters also include numerous references to 'The Conservator' magazine, the majority of these being allusions to how close the magazine is to bankruptcy and how it is yet to make a profit. Anne Montgomerie Traubel's letters discuss books the she is reading and material that she possesses in regard to Walt Whitman. Her letters also include a detailed account of the death of Horace Traubel and her son Wallace Traubel. Other items in this area discuss a talk she gave on the subject of Walt Whitman's personality. Letters also discuss family matters and the effects of hyper-inflation upon family living standards. The Gertrude Traubel correspondence predominantly consists of her letters to Gertrude's 'Uncle' J.W. Wallace about family events; yet there are also allusions to the Whitman Day Dinner and to the Library of Congress bulletin.

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Horace L Traubel letters - contents

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Horace L Traubel, Feb 1891 - Oct 1892

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Horace L Traubel, Nov 1892 - March 1893

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Horace L Traubel, April 1893 - Oct 1893

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Horace L Traubel, Nov 1893 - March 1894

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Horace L Traubel, April 1894 - Oct 1894

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Horace L Traubel, c. Nov 1894 - March 1895

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Horace L Traubel, April 1895 - October 1895

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Horace L Traubel, c. Nov 1895 - Feb 1896

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Horace L Traubel, June 1896 - Dec 1905

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Horace L Traubel, Aug 1909 - Feb 1919

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Anne Montgomerie Traubel, Jan 1894 - Jul 1953

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Gertrude Traubel, Dec 1897 - March 1959

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