A.L.S., 4to, n.p., n.d. MARSDEN HARTLEY.
MARSDEN HARTLEY

(1877-1943). American painter, critic, and poet. Known for involvement with the Stieglitz circle, and his homosexual symbolism.

A.L.S., 4to, n.p., n.d.

To Ann Traubel, close friend and wife of intellectual companion Horace Traubel (1858-1919). Horace turned out a biography on Walt Whitman, one of the transcendalist writers with whom Hartley was so enraptured. "Dear Anne Traubel, I am sending you with these the extra plate out of the El Greco book which we got . I have . lately arrived at the office . I reach here feeling so well and happy - you are health and joy to the tired body and peace to the soul - one grows and blooms in the presence of you - one feels like something big & beautiful when you are around - it is too soon to see the real meaning of this visit to Phila. But I know it is big ." Horace and Anne Traubel's daughter, Gertrude, was a contralto singer in Philadelphia who edited her father's work posthumously. " - and I know it would be because I have waited so long, so fine a 'hearsay' for so long . I shall be writing you from the wilds . and it will be good to hear you speak soft . God bless you. God bless Gertrude." Signed, Marsden Hartley." Top margin tear at fold not affecting text.

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