The New York Leader was a literary weekly that ran from 1856 to 1871. Beginning in 1861, it was edited by John Clancy, a friend to Ada Clare, Henry Clapp, and other Pfaff's bohemians. Following the demise of the Saturday Press in 1860, Clapp, Clare, and other former Saturday Press regulars began writing for the Leader, including Walt Whitman, who wrote under the pseudonym of "Velsor Brush" (a combination of his mother's and grandmother's maiden names).
The Vault at Pfaff's contains, in a CONTENTdm viewer, page images of issues between February 14, 1857 and February 2, 1861, and again between November 23, 1861 and December 25, 1869.
An electronic version of this text is available in a CONTENTdm viewer. Page images of The New York Leader were scanned from microfilm owned by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, which was made from original copies held by the New York Public Library.