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The Bohemian

History

The Bohemian was the quarterly of the “Our Literary Club in Bohemia” or the Bohemian Club. The club was organized April 21, 1898, at “The Nest,” corner East Belknap and Harding Streets, Fort Worth, Texas.

The object of the club was for self improvement, mutual benefit, and the development of Southern Literature. The club met every second and fourth Fridays at “The Nest”, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henrie C. L. Gorman.

The motto of the club was: “The fruit of my own pen is my offering”. The Bohemian included historical articles, poems, photographs, short stories and other literary efforts. The members included many prominent citizens of Fort Worth including B. B. Paddock, Judge B. R. Webb, Judge C. C. Cummings, Dr. J. L. Cooper, Fanny L. Armstrong, D. S. Landis, J. P. Brashear, J. T. Brantley, and Rev. Homer T. Wilson.

Provenance

The provenance is unknown, but the collection was probably given to the library at time of publication.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection has all five volumes of The Bohemian and a souvenir edition. The Bohemian is also on microfiche. This collection is part of our Digital Archive. Click here to view the digital collection.

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Last updated: Oct. 20, 2014