OGILVIE, William Henry. 20049



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Will H.Ogilvie’, to Dr. Fothergill, thanking him for the prints, regretting that “I have kept no copy of my coaching verses” 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. Bowden. St. Boswells, 26 October 1910. Uncommon. Will H. Ogilvie (1869 – 1963), Scottish-Australian narrative poet and horseman, jackaroo, and drover. He was also known as Will Ogilvie, by the pen names including ‘Glenrowan’ and the lesser ‘Swingle-Bar’, and by his initials, WHO. Ogilvie was part of the trio of Australian bush poets, with Banjo Paterson (1864–1941) and Henry Lawson (1867–1922). His Fair Girls and Gray Horses (1896) was considered second only to Banjo Paterson’s Man from Snowy River (1895). A reader ballot in 1914 saw him placing seventh of Australia’s twelve most favourite poets.