Courtney, W.L.

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Courtney, W.L.

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  • Courtney, William Leonard

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5 January 1850-1 November 1928

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William Leonard Courtney (5 January 1850 – 1 November 1928) was an English philosopher and journalist, born at Poona, India on 5 January 1850, the youngest of three sons and three daughters of William Courtney, a member of the Indian Civil Service and his wife Ann Edwardes, the daughter of Captain Edward Scott of the Royal Navy.

Educated at Somerset College in Bath under Revd Hay Sweet Escott before attending Oxford from 1868 to 1872. In 1873 he became headmaster of Somersetshire College, Bath, and in 1894 editor of the Fortnightly Review. He married in 1874 Cordelia Blanche Place, daughter of Commander Lionel Place of the Royal Navy. The couple had three daughters and four sons. Cordelia died in 1907. In 1911 he married Janet Elizabeth Hogarth (Janet E. Courtney), a scholar, writer and feminist, born in Barton-on-Humber (27 November 1865 - 24 September 1954).

Courtney worked for thirty-eight years in Fleet Street writing general articles and later became the chief thetre critic and literary editor of the "Daily Telegraph" (a post he held until 1925), as well as writing a weekly "Book of the Day" column. In 1890-1891 he edited "Murray's Magazine" but later moved to become editor of the "Fortnightly Review" in 1894.

Published works include:

Studies on Philosophy (1882)
Constructive Ethics (1886)
Studies New and Old (1888)
Life of John Stuart Mill (1889)
The Idea of Tragedy (1900)
The Development of Maeterlinck (1904)
The Feminine Note in Fiction (1904)
Rosemary's Letter Book (1909)
In Search of Egeria (1911).

For more information, see entries in Wikipedia at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Leonard_Courtney and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography at: http://www.oxforddnb.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/view/article/32590.

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Hogarth, Janet Elizabeth Courtney (27 November 1865-24 September 1954)

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1911-

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Welby, Victoria, Lady, 1837-1912 (1837-1912)

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29543057

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1897,1904

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Created 2015-10-28 by Anna St.Onge.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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http://viaf.org/viaf/44373619
P. E. Matheson, ‘Courtney, William Leonard (1850–1928)’, rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2006 [http://www.oxforddnb.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/view/article/32590, accessed 14 Feb 2016]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Leonard_Courtney

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