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Relationships of West 42nd St. Coterie

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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Ballard, Anna (1828-1923)

Ballard was a member of Clare's Coterie of Bohemians.

Benton, Joel (1832-1911)

Benton was a member of Clare's Coterie of Bohemians.

Benton, Myron Beecher (1834-1902)

Benton was a member of Clare's Coterie of Bohemians.

Brisbane, Albert (1809-1890)

Brisbane was a member of Clare's Coterie of Bohemians.

Clapp, Henry Jr. (1814-1875)

Clapp was one of the men and women that met at Ada Clare's house on West 42nd Street on Sunday nights. This group was referred to as Clare "coterie."

Clare, Ada (1836-1874)

Rawson describes the coterie that Clare gathered at her home on Forty-Second Street. In contrast to Henry Clapp’s “evil influences of pipe, beer, cynic jokes," Clare provided a congenial atmosphere for the Pfaffians during her Sunday night receptions.

Rawson describes the coterie that Clare gathered at her home on Forty-Second Street. In contrast to Henry Clapp’s “evil influences of pipe, beer, cynic jokes,” Clare provided a congenial atmosphere for the Pfaffians during her Sunday night receptions.

Dodge, Ossian Euclid (1820-1876)

A member of Clare's coterie of Bohemians, Dodge is identified as "the humorist."

Elliott, Charles Loring (1812-1868)

Elliot was a member of Clare coterie of Bohemians.

Eytinge, Rose (1838-1911)

After moving to New York, Eytinge frequented the Sunday night parties Clare threw at her house at West forty-second street.

Fiske, Stephen Ryder (1840-1916)

One of the "clever and distinguished" men who frequented Ada Clare's Sunday evening parties at her home on West 42nd Street.

Fry, William Henry (1813-1864)

Fry was a member of Clare's coterie of Bohemians.

Goldbeck, Mary Freeman (1817-1874)

Describes Goldbeck as one of the "beautiful and brilliant" women who congregated at Ada Clare's home in New York City.

Goldbeack was a member of Clare's coterie of Bohemians.

Masset, Benjamin

Masset was a member of Clare's coterie of Bohemians.

de Gurowski, Adam (1805-1866)

Gurowski is mentioned as one of Clare's coterie of Bohemians.