Boynton, Henry Walcott, 1869-1947Alternative names
Graduate of Amherst College, 1891 (M.A. 1893). Writer and critic, born 1869 in Guilford, Connecticut. Chief reviewer, Atlantic Monthly, 1901-1904; on regular staff of The Nation and the New York Evening Post, 1912- ; wrote criticism for The Bookman,1915- Author or editor of at least 24 books about literature and journalism, sometimes under the pseudonym John Walcott. Died 1947.
From the description of Boynton papers, 1897-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 48612302
Author of Annals of American bookselling, 1638-1850; editor of The complete poetical works of Alexander Pope.
From the description of Correspondence with booksellers, [ca. 1926-1936]. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122615906
American author and editor.
From the description of Letter to Glen Walton Blodgett, 1920 November 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50862460
Henry Walcott Boynton was born in 1869 in Guilford, Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1891, and his Master of Arts in 1893, both from Amherst College. From 1892 to 1901 Boynton was head of the department of English at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. After 1901 he devoted himself to writing. He was chief reviewer for the Atlantic Monthly from 1901 to 1904. He was on the regular staff of the Nation and the New York Evening Post beginning in 1912. He wrote criticism for the Bookman beginning in 1915. Boynton died in 1947.
Boynton was the author or editor of at least twenty-four books, often using his pseudonym, John Walcott. His works include: Life of Washington Irving (1901); The Golfer's Rubaiyat (1901); Bret Harte (1903); A Reader's History of American Literature (1903, with T.W. Higginson); Journalism and Literature (1904); Guenever, a Romantic Play (1905); The World's Leading Poets (1911); James Fenimore Cooper (1931); and Annals of American Bookselling (1932). Boynton's edited texts with introduction and notes include: Selections from Carlyle (1895); Tennyson's The Princess (1896); Milton's Paradise Lost (1897); Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield (1899); Pope's The Rape of the Lock (1901); Mrs. Ewing's Jackanapes (1902); Miss Martineau's The Prince and the Peasant (1902); Pope's Complete Poetical Works (Cambridge edition) (1902); Tennyson's Idylls of the King (1903); and Selected Poems for Secondary Schools (1911).
From the guide to the Boynton Papers, 1897-1939, (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)
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