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Relationships of Brougham, John

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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acquaintances

Bellew, Frank Henry Temple (1828-1888)

Bellew published a cartoon in the Picayune which depicted Edward G. P. Wilkins, John Brougham, Boucicault, Cornelius Matthew, Charles Gayler, Fitz-James O'Brien, and Benjamin A. Baker as "playwrights registering their dramatic works before the first copyright law went into effect."

Whitman, Walt (1819-1892)

Brougham is mentioned by Whitman as one of the departed company who used to frequent Pfaff's.

Whitman mentions Brougham as one of the former Pfaff's frequenters that have passed away.

Whitman mentions that Brougham was a leader at Pfaff's.

collaborators

Clapp, Henry Jr. (1814-1875)

Clare, Ada (1836-1874)

Clare mentions Brougham's role in Poor Young Man as one of the two that were superior to the French version of the play.

Clare discusses Brougham's performance in Everybody's Friend at Wallack's and praises his personal qualities and assets.

It is very likely that Ada Clare appeared onstage with Menken, Brougham, and others.

Clifton, Ada (1835-1891)

Clifton is listed among the performers at the second Brougham benefit.

Daly, John Augustin (1838-1899)

Deland, Anne

Deland appeared in The Red Light, or, the Signal of Danger with Brougham.

Eytinge, Rose (1838-1911)

Eytinge was a member of the cast in Brougham's performance of Playing with Fire.

Goodrich, Frank Boott (1826-1894)

O'Brien writes that he, Brougham, Goodrich are currently working on a three act play titled The Dark Hour Before Dawn to be performed by amateurs for a Dramatic Fund Association benefit in the chief cities of the Union.

Goodrich, O'Brien, and Brougham collaborated on a play entitled The Dark Hour Before the Dawn to be performed for a benefit.

Goodrich and Brougham worked on the play The Dark Hour Before the Dawn together.

Goodrich and Brougham collaborated on a play entitled The Dark Hour Before the Dawn to be performed for a benefit.

Brougham and Goodrich collaborated on The Dark Hour Before the Dawn.

Menken, Adah Isaacs (1835-1868)

O'Brien, Fitz-James (1828-1862)

Brougham may have appeared in Fitz-James O'Brien's A Gentleman from Ireland on Dec.11, 1854.

O'Brien notes that Brougham was given the "comparatively insignificant" role of Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice. O'Brien also writes that Brougham "was the good-natured, meddling, babbling, brainless, talkative bore to the life."

O'Brien writes that he, Brougham, Goodrich are currently working on a three act play titled The Dark Hour Before Dawn to be performed by amateurs for a Dramatic Fund Association benefit in the chief cities of the Union.

O'Brien points out the errors in either the play writing or Brougham's performance in Wheat and Chaff. O'Brien notes that some of Brougham's "impromptu witticisms" during the performance were successful.

Aldrich recalled that when he first met O'Brien, "he was trimming the wick of 'The Lantern,' the paper started by Brougham (76).

Smith, Mark

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

Under the name "Personne," Wilkins wrote frequently about Brougham's theatrical endeavors for the Saturday Press.

family

Nelson, Annette (?-1870)

Brougham and Nelson were married and sometimes acted in plays together.

friends

O'Brien, Fitz-James (1828-1862)

Brougham says that O'Brien never cared for any person with whom he did not quarrel

O'Brien attended Brougham's weekly dinners at Windust's.

Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)

Winter, William (1836-1917)

Winter refers to Brougham as his "old friend"(35). Winter eulogizes Brougham as "a pensive moralist, a poetic dreamer, a delicate, sensitive gentleman, as frank as a child, and as gentle as a woman" (144).