There is scant information available about Jack Law. Sylvester Baxter describes Law as a landscape painter and Chelsea tile-maker who was acquainted with Walt Whitman "in the old Pfaff days." Law told Baxter that Whitman would likely not remember him by name. Baxter notes, "Very likely you might remember his vigorous expletive and great enthusiasm!" (Traubel 45).
Original Source: Aug. 2, 1887 letter from Sylvester Baxter to Walt Whitman, included in Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden Vol.2 New York: Rowan and Littlefield, 1961
A Chelsea tile-maker who remembered Whitman from Pfaff's days when Law was a landscape painter. Claimed that Whitman would most likely not recognize him by name.[pages:45]
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