In this final episode of Season 5, James picks up where we left off in Henry Clapp Jr.'s story. He begins holding court at Pfaff's Beer Hall where aspiring arts and writers vie for a seat at his table. This period is short lived, but it will become a huge part of Clapp's legacy.
Sources and references:
CLICK HERE to read Henry Clapp Jr.’s Obituary as printed in the Inquirer & Mirror on April 17, 1875
Notes on Henry Clapp's epitaph written by his friends and colleagues:
- The first lines are from a poem by William Winter
- “Figaro” refers to Clapp's pen name.
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