Whitman and Rolleston: A Correspondence

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ROLLESTON TO WHITMAN

Note in Whitman's hand in red ink: " '82."

October 29 [ 1882].
29 Lange Strasse
Dresden

'Specimen Days' safely arrived, a really beautiful book externally. Many, many thanks for the gift. I have been looking through it and find much that I had not seen anywhere before. I see you have put in your letter about the Russian translation, to Lee. 1 Did I tell you--(or was it in the letter that went astray?) that Lee has got an appointment in England which will take up all his time except in vacations, for the present at any rate? I haven't heard from him now for months, though I wrote twice. I know he meant to go into Servia and Bosnia early this year and hope he hasn't got into any trouble there-- he and a friend had a rather narrow escape for there [sic] lives in those parts year before last. He is a great enthusiast for Panslavism, but brigands wouldn't respect that. My translation I hope to get finished by Spring. When it approaches completion I will lecture on it in the Literarischer Verein2 and see if I cannot induce any of the members of it to join me in preparing it for the press, revising, etc. Or do you know, by correspondence or otherwise, any competent German with whom you could put me in communication? Not yet however; it is best, I think, that I should have it all turned into literal effec-

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1
Cf. Letter X, notes 3 and 4.
2
Cf. Letter XV, note 2.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • Contents 3
  • I - Rolleston to Whitman 15
  • II - Rolleston to Whitman 19
  • III - Rolleston to Whitman 21
  • IV - Rolleston to Whitman 25
  • V - Rolleston to Whitman 28
  • VI - Rolleston to Whitman 30
  • VII - Rolleston to Whitman 35
  • VIII - Rolleston to Whitman 38
  • IX - Rolleston to Whitman 43
  • X - Lee to Whitman 48
  • XI - Whitman to Rolleston 51
  • XII - Whitman to Rolleston 52
  • XIII - Rolleston to Whitman 54
  • XIV - Rolleston to Whitman 56
  • XV - Rolleston to Whitman 61
  • XVI - Rolleston to Whitman 64
  • XVII - Rolleston to Whitman 67
  • XVIII - Rolleston to Whitman 69
  • XIX - Whitman to Rolleston 71
  • XX - Rolleston to Whitman 73
  • XXI - Rolleston to Whitman 77
  • XXII - Rolleston to Whitman 80
  • XXIII - Rolleston to Whitman 83
  • XXIV - Rolleston to Whitman 87
  • XXV - Whitman to Rolleston 89
  • XXVI - Rolleston to Whitman 90
  • XXVII - Whitman to Rolleston 92
  • XXVIII - Rolleston to Whitman 94
  • XXIX - Whitman to Rolleston 98
  • XXX - Rolleston to Whitman 99
  • XXXI - Rolleston to Whitman 101
  • XXXII - Whitman to Rolleston 104
  • Appendices 107
  • Index 131
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