Strangers to Us All
Lawyers and Poetry

Bolton Hall


Bolton Hall
Des Moines Daily News, March 12, 1911, p.3

[The Des Moines Daily News article refers to Hall as a lawyer and a poet]

Archivist Note, New York Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Division: "Bolton Hall (1854-1938), son of eminent Presbyterian clergyman John Hall and Emily Bolton, was born in North Ireland and educated in the Dublin schools until his family moved to New York City where John Call was called to become pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Bolton Hall attended and was graduated from Princeton University (A.B. 1875) and Columbia Law School (LL.B. 1881). He was a lawyer by profession and author of many books. He prepared the expurgated text of the King James Version of the Holy Bible, which was published and sold as The Living Bible in addition to writing and speaking on topics of social reform and political economy. He was the founder of the Long Shoreman's Union and the New York Tax Reform Association. He was a disciple of Henry George and an advocate of such radical reforms as the single tax and model tenement housing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He was married to Susie Hurlbut Scot. He practiced law until shortly before his death when his failing health necessitated his moving away from New York City."

Bolton Hall


Bolton Hall, Who Pays Your Taxes (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1892)
[online text]

________, Even as You and I: Parables, True Life (Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1900) [online text]

________, Free America; short chapters showing how liberty brings prosperity (Chicago, Illinois: L.S. Dickey & Co., 1904) [online text]

________, A Little Land and a Living (New York: The Arcadia Press, 1908) [online text]

________, Things As They Are (New York: Arcadia, 1909) [online text]

________, The Garden Yard: A Handbook of Intensive Farming (Philadelphia: D. McKay, 1909) [online text]

________, Life, and love and peace (New York: The Arcadia Press, 1909) [online text]

________, The Game of Life (New York: Arcadia Press, 1909) [online text]

________, The Gift of Sleep (New York: Moffat, Yard and Co., 1911) [online text]

________, The Psychology of Sleep (New York: Moffat, Yard, 1911) [online text]

________, Three Acres and Liberty (New York: MacMillan Co., 1918) [online text]

Research Resources

Bolton Hall Papers
New York Public Library