User menu


Relationships of Eyre, Ellen

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.

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4

Grey, Ellen

Grey is a possible writer of the "Ellen Eyre" letter.


Whitman, Walt (1819-1892)

Allen writes that in the spring of 1862, Whitman may have had an affair with a woman who is identified only as "Ellen Eyre."

Ellen Eyre is the pen name of a woman who wrote Whitman a love letter that was delivered to Pfaff's on Tuesday, March 25, 1862.

Reynolds interprets a letter sent to Whitman signed with this name to suggest that the sender and Whitman had been intimate the previous night.