Strangers to Us All Lawyers and Poetry

Ernest McGaffey



Ernest McGaffey, War ([Los Angeles]: Lymanhouse, 1939)

"A lawyer of Chicago."

[Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors 242 (Boston:
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899)]

"MCGAFFEY, Ernest, lawyer, b. London, O[hio]., 1861. Now a resident of Chicago, Ill., where he practises his profession. Besides being identified as an author, Mr. McGaffey has standing as a sportsman and celebrant of the gun and rod." [Edmund Clarence Stedman (ed.), An American Anthology 1787-1899 809 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900)]

McGaffey was a friend of Edgar Lee Masters during the 1890s and was associated with Masters and Clarence Darrow in the practice of law.



Ernest McGaffey, Cosmos
(Wausau, Wisconsin: The Philosopher Press, 1903)


[Mark] [A "Rise"] [Geronimo] [I Fear No Power a Woman Wields] [As the Day Breaks]


Ernest McGaffey, Poems of Gun and Rod (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1892) [online text]

_____________, Poems (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1895) [online text]

_____________, A California Idyl (San Francisco, California: Published by the Channing Auxiliary, 1899)(illustrations by William H. Bull)

_____________, Cosmos (Wausau, Wisconsin: The Philosopher Press, 1903) [online text]

_____________, Sonnets to a Wife (St. Louis: W.M. Reedy, 1901)(St. Louis: W.M. Reedy, 1905)[online text] ([Los Angeles]: Printed by Wolfer & Co., 1922)

_____________, Poems of the Town (Boston: R. G. Badger & Co., 1901) [online text]

_____________, Ballades and Idyls (Los Angeles: Saturday Night Pub. Co., 1931)

_____________, Ballades (Los Angeles: Graphic Press, 1938)

_____________, War ([Los Angeles]: Lymanhouse, 1939)


Ernest McGaffey, Outdoors; a Book of the Woods, Fields and Marshlands (New York: C. Scribners's Sons, 1907) [online text]

_____________, In the Beginning, God Created Desolation, Death Valley (Death Valley, California: Death Valley '49ers, 1981)


Letters and Poems
Department of Special Collections
Newberry Library
Chicago, Illinois