Remembered as "a man of brilliant talent and singular charm," Edward Wilkins' career included the roles of editorial writer, musical and dramatic critic, and playwright.
Writing to Mr. Editor, Figaro discusses the difficulties of reviewing plays and actors without offending anyone or arousing jealousy. To avoid this, he simply lists what plays have been performed in this past week. He also discusses his current saloon Kruyt's and makes mention of Pfaff's and its proprietor.
Figaro mentions that Pfaff is still alive and running his saloon. Figaro also mentions that Pfaff waits to welcome his old "habitues" and is sad to be separated from the old crowd (5).
Figaro mentions the performances of Single Life and Ladies at Home> for Mrs. Vernon (5).
Figaro writes that "Dear old Ned Wilkins used to say that the only kind of entertainment he liked to write about was the Menagerie, because the animals were not jealous of each other" (4).
The Vault at Pfaff's
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015