Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854Alternative names
Philadelphia editor and playwright.
From the description of ALS : to Richard Penn Smith, 1834 Nov. 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525043
Robert Montgomery Bird was an American author and dramatist. Born in New Castle, Delaware, Bird experienced hardship as a child, but graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and became a physician. His literary aspirations led him to write poetry and drama, and he experienced early success as a playwright. Bird went on to write novels, specializing in frontier stories and, despite achieving both critical and popular success, struggled to earn a living as a writer. He taught briefly at the Pennsylvania Medical College, worked as an editor, and continued to write. He is perhaps best remembered for Nick of the Woods, a frontier adventure whose title character had a dual personality.
From the description of Robert Montgomery Bird letter and acting copy of adaptation of Nick of the woods, 1839-circa 1900. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 85869602
Robert Montgomery Bird was a Philadelphia author of the early nineteenth century; his works include The Gladiator and Nick of the Woods. He complemented his literary career with drawing, painting, photography, and musical composition; he was also a professor of medicine, an editor, a farmer, and a politician.
From the description of Robert Montgomery Bird papers, 1822-1946 (bulk 1822-1854). (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155905145
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|associatedWith||Bird, Mary E., 1809-1868.||person|
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|correspondedWith||Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856.||person|
|associatedWith||Downing, Robert L.||person|
|associatedWith||Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872.||person|
|associatedWith||Foust, Clement Edgar.||person|
|associatedWith||Free Library of Philadelphia.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Harley, George Washington.||person|
|associatedWith||Mack, Joseph H., 1849-1892.||person|
|associatedWith||MacLean, Robert D.||person|
|associatedWith||Medina, L. H. (Louisa H.), 1814 or 15-1838.||person|
|associatedWith||Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851.||person|
|associatedWith||Smith, Richard Penn, 1799-1854,||person|
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|Male authors, American--19th century--Correspondence|