The unofficial biographer of the Pfaff’s crowd, William Winter was born in coastal Massachusetts, and his mother died when he was young.
At 18, Winter wrote his first book of verse, which was dedicated to Longfellow.
"As a character in American theatrical life, he was noted for his friendships with many distinguished actors and actresses of the generations of long ago. Among his intimates were Lawrence Barrett, Edwin Booth, John McCullough, Lester Wallack, John Gilbert, Adelaide Neilson, and many other noted players" (19).
Described as "the lifelong friend of Longfellow" (19).
Winter wrote an elegy for George Arnold, which has reached great circulation and recognition throughout the world.
Includes an extensive list of Winter's works.
The Vault at Pfaff's
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