Walter Henry Booth

Illustrator of Children's Comics, and an Artist.


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Reply Richard Crouch
11:20 AM on July 4, 2017 
Apologies, that link should be:


Reply Richard Crouch
11:09 AM on July 4, 2017 
Good afternoon,

I am writing from the Cartoon Museum in London. We wanted to let you know that we have just posted a short article on our Comic Creators Project blog about Rob the Rover, both the comic strip drawn by your relative, Mr Booth, and the Danish continuation. This was prompted by a visit to the museum by Mr Pedersen, who contacted you below. We had not previously been aware of the strip, and thought it merited a spotlight in the light of its status as the first action adventure comic strip in Britain, if not the world!

The blog can be seen here:

You will note that we have included a link to this website as a source of further reading for those interested.

Do let me know if you any comments or questions.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Crouch
The Cartoon Museum
Reply Asger Pedersen
9:18 AM on May 19, 2015 
Hello, I'm writing from Denmark, being one of Walter Booths many fans abroad. In Denmark his strip Rob the Rover was continued under the title 'Willy på eventyr' (Willys adventures) by two Danish artists: Harry Nielsen and Tage Andersen. You might be interested in reading a piece by his friend and associate Stanley White, so here:
At the time I was a student of Chiswick Art School, it was my practice to go to the Natural
History Museum, Kensington, on Saturdays to sketch the animals. In those days there were
more stuffed animals than diagrammatical displays. More than once there was another artist
nearby, with his wife. It was Walter Booth, who was also sketching animals. We became
acquainted and he invited me to his flat, when we sat under the painting, since removed, of a lion
or a tiger, in the balcony restaurant. A picture by Swan, I think. Walter's Hampstead flat
contained numerous volumes,such as "Wonders of the Past", "Peoples of All Nations",and the
art books of the day.

Walter never missed the latest in things; in other words, he had a grasp of new things in
no time.
Adapted from a series of letters written by Hugh Stanley White 1930-1931

There's a lot more, but your guestbook doesn't allow that much text. I'll be happy to provide it via mail, if you are interested.

Sincerely yours
Asger Pedersen
Reply Jonathan Elliott
6:10 AM on March 14, 2015 
Hello there, I'm hoping to write an article about W.H. Booth for Walthamstow's E-list magazine and would be most grateful for a chat with you, please email me or phone 07775784734,
Many thanks, Jonathan Elliott
Reply Ian Spain
11:30 AM on July 26, 2014 
Hi,i run a house clearance business in Highams Park just next door to walthamstow , and found in one of my jobs a painting by W.H.Booth, I would be happy to give it to any of the artists relatives that might want it. Just let me know and we'll sort something out.
Reply Pam Ray
5:20 AM on July 23, 2014 
Hi Angela - aka Kathleen
You're already aware that I have an ancestral link with you, thus Walter, via my maternal ALLWORTHYs.
Thank you so very much for allowing me to share your gem of a website - brilliant!
By now, our Cousin, Hilary, in Queensland, Oz, will have read through it, too.
We've got our fingers crossed that the ALLWORTHYs closest to you will want to share their memories & photos with us, too.
Warm regards
Pam Ray
ex-East Londoner
Reply Doug Corder
7:46 PM on July 2, 2011 
An excellent photo of Walter Booth.
He is a descendant of Alice Westrop and John Booth on our family tree.
Many thanks.