Though many details about his early life are in dispute, scholars agree that Arnold was born in New York City and that his father may have been the Reverend George B. Arnold.
Glicksberg writes about Clapp Written about in a discussion of Walt Whitman. Clapp was called "Figaro" and is noted as a Pfaff's regular.
Glicksberg mentions her as the subject of a conversation.
Quotes Whitman describing him as one of the "odd characters" at Pfaff's, a "good looking young Scotchman elegantly dress'd - does the tricks, cutting his fingers &c - at Pfaff's and Faffleys May, June, July, 1862."
Described as a member of the upper class "fond of training for boat racing &c" who spent time with Whitman at Pfaff's in June and July of 1862.
Glicksberg gives a description of Sweeney and his conversation with Whitman about "Ellen Eyre."
Glicksberg records his name as "Frank Sweezey."
A surgeon for United States Navy who met Whitman at Pfaffs. Whitman described him as a "damned shyster."
Whitman used the pseudonym "Velsor Brush" to publish poetry in The New York Leader in 1862.
Glicksberg traces Whitman's writing and whereabouts during 1862.
The Vault at Pfaff's
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