William Leonard Courtney

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William Leonard Courtney.

William Leonard Courtney (1850 – 1 November 1928) was an English author, born at Poona, India, and educated at Oxford. In 1873 he became headmaster of Somersetshire College, Bath, and in 1894 editor of the Fortnightly Review. He married in 1874 Cordelia Blanche Place and had seven children, she 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).


  • 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).


Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 

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