WILLIAM WINTER (1836-1917) SIGNED SLIP, "Very truly yours, William Winter", 2 x 1, mounted on a piece of an album page, by the American dramatic critic and prolific author who wore many literary hats during his long, illustrious career: theater critic, biographer, poet, essayist, among them. Winter was a tour de force in the original Bohemian scene of Greenwich Village, going on to become one of the most influential men of letters of the last half of the 19th century and the pre-eminent drama critic and biographer of the times. Winter became a regular at the center of Greenwich Village's Bohemian hotspot, Pfaff's, where artists, renegades, and radical thinkers of all kinds converged. The Pfaffians spawned the careers of Walt Whitman and Mark Twain. He was at the heart of this influential circle known as The Pfaffians who gathered weekly at the Vault at Pfaff's Beer Hall on Broadway and Bleeker. Winter went on to a stellar writing and editorial career at some of New York City's most influential papers, working as a dramatic and literary critic for the Albion and Harper's Weekly, as well as Horace Greeley's Tribune for more than 40 years. His piercing wit and brilliant writing made him the leading stage historian and theater critic of the 19th century. In the 1880s he began publishing biographies of many famous stage actors. In fine condition, with minor age toning.