Saunders, Henry Scholey, 1864-1951

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Toronto cellist and collector of Walt Whitman material.

From the description of Collection of Walt Whitman, 1877-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122691947

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Henry Scholey Saunders was born in 1864 in London, Canada. He married Georgina Helen Taylor on October 10, 1887 and they settled in Toronto for the rest of their lives. They had two children, a son, Harry Ernest, and a daughter, Ruth Mercer, who died at the age of two.

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Saunders was a Toronto cellist, collector, bibliographer, and independent Walt Whitman enthusiast. He was a self-taught bookbinder, painter and typesetter, skills he used to write and produce his own books on Whitman's poems in limited quantities, which he gave to friends and kept for his own Whitman collection. His method of publishing was unique: he typed, bound, and carefully catalogued these books by hand. He ultimately sold his collection to Brown University in 1932. His only published work was Parodies on Whitman (1923).

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Saunders died on October 25, 1951 at the age of eighty-eight.

From the guide to the Henry Scholey Saunders papers, 1884-1951, [Bulk Dates: 1911-1947], (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
creatorOf Saunders, Henry Scholey, 1864-1951. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1947. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Saunders, Henry Scholey, 1864-1951. Golden Rule Jones : a paper read before the Hamilton Theosophical Society on November 20th 1921 / by Henry S. Saunders. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Saunders, Henry Scholey, 1864-1951. Some notes on Whitman collecting : an address at Brown University / by Henry S. Saunders. Williams College, Sawyer Library
creatorOf Saunders, Henry S. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1919. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903-1995. Gay Wilson Allen papers, 1801-1988 and undated (bulk 1925-1970s). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Saunders, Henry Scholey, 1864-1951,. Collection of Walt Whitman, 1877-1950. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Gay Wilson Allen Papers, 1801-1988 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Henry Scholey Saunders papers, 1884-1951, [Bulk Dates: 1911-1947] Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Charles N. Elliot Collection 1873-1951 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Saunders, Henry Scholey, 1864-1951. Henry S. Saunders collection of Walt Whitman papers, 1887-1923. Library of Congress
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Brown University corporateBody
correspondedWith Bucke, Richard Maurice, 1837-1902 person
correspondedWith Elliot, Charles N. (Charles Nathan), b. 1873. person
correspondedWith Johnston, John, 1852-1927 person
associatedWith Jones, Samuel Milton, 1846-1904. person
associatedWith King, Judson, 1872-1958. person
associatedWith Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. person
correspondedWith Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Wallace, J. W. (James William), 1853-1926 person
associatedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
American literature
American poetry
Poets, American
Wild flowers in art


Birth 1864

Death 1951



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SNAC ID: 57891656