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Relationships of Ward, Artemus

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Clapp, Henry Jr. (1814-1875)

"Charles F. Browne ('Artemus Ward') read a telegram from a California lecture bureau: 'What will you take for forty nights?' Clapp sang out: 'Brandy and soda, tell them,' an answer that endeared Browne to the West Coast."

House, Edward Howard (1836-1901)

House sailed for Liverpool on the same ship as Artemus Ward.

Leland, Charles Godfrey (1824-1903)

Leland acknowledges that he initially helped Ward develop story ideas and also edited a few of his articles (235-36).

There was a mention of a rumor that Leland had been a frequenter of Pfaff's and that it was he who introduced Artemus Ward to the Bohemians.

Menken, Adah Isaacs (1835-1868)

Winter, William (1836-1917)

Winter recalls meeting him for the first time in the autumn of 1860, when Browne came from the West to New York to write for and eventually edit "Vanity Fair" (285).

Winter describes Ward (285-6).

Winter claims that "in the days of our intimacy I sometimes urged upon the attention of Artemus the importance of a serious purpose in humorous writings, especially commending to him an example of Thackeray. Those monitions of mine were always gravely accepted, but with a demure glance and a twinkle of the blue eyes that seemed to betoken more amusement than heed" (286-87).

Winter recounts a story about when he and Ward were staying at the Jones House together (287-8).


Clapp, Henry Jr. (1814-1875)

Twain claims that Artemus Ward gave Clapp the Jumping Frog story as a "present," and "Clapp put it in his Saturday Press, and it killed that paper with a suddenness that was beyond praise."

Mallen, Edward

Mallen is described as a comic artist who worked with Artemus Ward.

Seitz notes that Mallen worked with Ward at Vanity Fair and that he, along with Frank Wood and Charles Shanly, "were used as incidental characters in [Ward's work,] 'Woshy-Boshy'" (90).

Shanly (Shanley), Charles Dawson (1811-1875)

Seitz notes that Shanley worked with Ward at Vanity Fair and that he, along with Edward Mallen and Frank Wood "were used as incidental characters in [Ward's work,] 'Woshy-Boshy'" (90).

Twain, Mark (1835-1910)

According to Twain, Ward wanted his story of the "Jumping Frog" to fill up a book that he was working on, so he sent it to his publisher, Carleton, who then would pass it to Henry Clapp who published it in the Saturday Press.

de Walden, Thomas Blades (1811-1873)

Watson claims that he convinced de Walden to manage Artemus Ward's initial public lectures.


Clare, Ada (1836-1874)

P.B. Shillaber recollected Charles F. Brown (Artemus Ward) dining at Pffaf's with Clare.

Wood, Frank (1840-1864)

The author describes Ward and Wood as "great friends" (140). Wood also served as Ward's agent for his lecture, The Babes in the Wood.

In a letter written by Artemus Ward (Charles Farrar Browne), he refers to Frank Wood as his friend.

Seitz notes that Wood worked with Ward at Vanity Fair and that he, along with Edward Mallen and Charles Shanly "were used as incidental characters in [Ward's work,] 'Woshy-Boshy'" (90).