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Fort Worth Flashback: Henrie Gorman advocated for southern literature

Posted March 2, 2015

In honor of Women’s History Month, each week in March Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of outstanding women in our city’s history.

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In 1898, Henrie C.L. Gorman created “Our Literary Club in Bohemia,” which met at The Nest on East Belknap Street in Fort Worth. The objective of the club was for the self-improvement, mutual benefit and development of southern literature.

“Frau” Gorman, as she was often referred to by club members, was the founding editor and manager of The Bohemian, a literary journal that was in print from 1898-1907. The journal provided poems, short stories and essays on music, history and literature, with a cultural focus on the southern United States, Texas and Fort Worth.

Gorman submitted numerous articles nationwide under her pen name, Clara Le Clerc, and used the name Aunt Clara when writing contributions to the children’s section of The Bohemian.

All six volumes of The Bohemian are available at the Fort Worth Library’s Digital Archives.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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