Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00198 - Horatio C. Boultbee Papers

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Horatio C. Boultbee Papers


  • 1930-1967 (Creation)

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1 box

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Horatio Boultbee, 1876-1952, a brother of the architect, Arthur Boultbee, was trained as an architect, but did not practice. He devoted himself to the study of the English language. While he published very little, he was a considerable influence among a small circle of acquaintances who were interested in writing and the study of poetry.

Horatio Boultbee was president of the Toronto Tennis Club, and a member of the Arts and Letters Club. He died in Toronto at the age of 76.

His publications were:

  • The Oxford Lists and Other Poems. Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1931.
  • Longer Poems. Toronto, T.S. Best Printing Co., 1953.
  • The Famous Men of England, and Last Poems. Montreal, 1966.

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Includes Boultbee's writings and correspondence relating to the posthumous publication of his work.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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