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Lawyers and Poetry

Rollin John Britton


"Britton, Rollin John (Dec. 9, 1864--March 28, 1931), lawyer, was born in Akron, Summit County. In 1877 his parents moved to Constantine, Mich., and a few years later to Gallatin, Mo. He attended Normal School at Stanberry, Mo., and taught school and read law in Gallatin. He participated in the land rush to the Cherokee Strip in 1889, but returned to Missouri because of ill health. He practiced law in Gallatin until 1910 and afterward in Kansas City, Mo. Especially interested in the history of the Mormons in Missouri, he wrote many historical and biographical articles. He also published fiction, and under the pen name Guy Blue he wrote considerable poetry for newspapers." [William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books 76 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1962)][Used with the gracious permission of the Ohioana Library Association] [A knowledgeable researcher, Vincent Prichard, informs me that Rollin John Britton, husband of his grandaunt, Tessora "Tess" L (Gillihan) Britton, was born in 1863, and not 1864 as reported in Ohio Authors and Their Books.]


Rollin J. Britton, Just Stuff (Gallatin, Missouri: Democrat Print, 1912)

____________, Effused by Guy Blue (Gallatin, Missouri, 1912)

____________, Persiflage: Indulged in by Guy Blue (Gallatin, Missouri, 1914)


Rollin J. Britton, A Promiscuous Acquaintance (Gallatin, Missouri: North Missourian Print, 1902)

___________, Early Days on Grand River and the Mormon War (Columbia, Missouri: State Historical Society of Missouri, 1920)