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Relationships of Brisbane, Albert

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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Whitman, Walt (1819-1892)

Brisbane and Whitman met one winter in Washington at the O'Connors'; the two seem to have spoken often, but Elridge wrote that "Walt never yielded an inch of ground to him."


Clapp, Henry Jr. (1814-1875)

Clapp worked closely with both Brisbane and Greeley to "popularize the doctrines of Fourier and socialism" before editing the Saturday Press.

Clapp helped Brisbane "introduce Fourier's social theories in America. It was on the ground of a definite admiration of Fourier's ideas that Clapp met Albert Brisbane. He translated Fourier's works for Brisbane, spending long evenings reading them to him."

Clapp was interested in Socialism and translated Fourier's works for Brisbane.

Winter mentions that Clapp was Brisbane's secretary during the time when Fourier's "The Social Destiny of Man" was being translated.

Greeley, Horace (1811-1872)

Greeley worked for a while with Clapp and Brisbane to try to "popularize the doctrines of Fourier and socialism."

"When Brisbane returned to America, his energetic and persistent propagandizing--boosted immeasurably by Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune--created a burst of Fourierist activity in the northern states almost overnight."

Clapp helped Brisbane and Greeley "introduce Fourier's social theories in America."


Arnold, George (1834-1865)

Brisbane ran a commune in Strawberry Farms, New Jersey, that Arnold was a part of.