On March 25, 1862, Walt Whitman received a letter addressed to him at Pfaff's and signed by "Ellen Eyre." The signature "Ellen Eyre" has long been thought to be the assumed name of an unknown femal
Drawing upon information found in a Whitman notebook in the Feinberg Collection at the Library of Congress, Hollis presents evidence to suggest that the real name of the mysterious Ellen Eyre, a woman who sent Whitman a love letter at Pfaff's, was Ellen Grey.
The Vault at Pfaff's
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