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Relationships of Beach, Juliette

To explore the relationships between the various bohemian writers and artists who frequented Pfaff's bar, select a person or group, and then select a relationship type. This section of the site is currently under construction; new content is being added on a regular basis.

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Burroughs, John (1837-1921)

Burroughs tried in vain to get Beach to consent to publish the letters between Whitman and herself.

Clapp, Henry Jr. (1814-1875)

Clapp encourages Whitman to send a copy of the 1860 Leaves of Grass to Beach for her consideration.

Wilkins, Edward (Ned) G. P. (1829-1861)


Clapp, Henry Jr. (1814-1875)

Beach was one of the several people to whom Henry Clapp sent a review copy of Leaves of Grass, thinking that Mrs. Beach "would do Whitman 'great justice in the Saturday Press.'"

Clapp was responsible for sending a review copy of Leaves of Grass to Juliette Beach that was intercepted by her husband.

To help publicize "Leaves of Grass" Clapp "cheerfully" published Beach's "revolted review" of the third edition.

Whitman, Walt (1819-1892)

Beach was among the first to review "Leaves of Grass," and did so favorably, though an unfavorable review was originally tied to her.


Whitman, Walt (1819-1892)

Beach and Whitman corresponded through "many beautiful letters."

An admirer of Whitman, Beach wrote many unpublished letters to him.

Beach was one of a number of women who came to Whitman's aid in defending the mention of sex and nudity in his poems.

Beach carried on a lengthy correspondence with Whitman against her husband's wishes.


The Saturday Press

Beach reviewed Whitman's 1860 poem "Leaves of Grass" for the Saturday Press.

Mentioned as a contributor to the Saturday Press. Beach was expected to submit a favorable review of "Leaves of Grass." However, the review request was intercepted by her husband who wrote and submitted his own review of the book. Mr. Beach's negative review was initially published in the Press as Juliette's. Mrs. Beach wrote her own response to "Leaves of Grass" after the erroneous printing.


Whitman, Walt (1819-1892)

Beach may have believed herself to be in love with Whitman, though it is unclear.