Glass, Montague, 1877-1934

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Lawyer and short story writer who specialized in the humor of the New York City garment manufacturers.

From the description of Letter [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647877692

From the description of Letter, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34567151

Humorist and playwright.

From the description of Quotation of Montague Glass, 1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983950

Montague Glass was a writer, best known for his comic stories of Jewish Americans. Born in England, Glass and his family immigrated to New York in 1890, where he was educated publicly and privately. He attended City College and studied law at New York University; while working as a lawyer, he found he could earn more money writing short stories, and quit practicing law to become a full-time author in 1909. Many of the stories featured the characters Potash and Perlmutter, who became immensely popular despite ethnic stereotyping, leading to best-selling collections and successful stage adaptations of the stories. Glass also wrote novels and plays, published stories in numerous magazines of the day, and wrote various non-fiction essays.

From the description of Montague Glass letter to R.H. Davis, 1912 January 10. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 232360842

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Glass, Montague, 1877-1934. Quotation of Montague Glass, 1913. Library of Congress
creatorOf Fehr, Louis White. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1914-1932. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Klein, Charles, 1867-1915. Charles Klein Plays, 1900-1921. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Levey, Harold, 1894-1967. [Object: matrimony?] A musical comedy in three acts. Book by Montague Glass [and] Jules Eckert Goodman; lyrics by Max Lief [and] Nathaniel Lief; music by Harold Levey. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Glass, Montague, 1877-1934. Letter, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Glass, Montague, 1877-1934. Montague Glass letter to R.H. Davis, 1912 January 10. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn T. M. Cleland Papers, 1880-1964, (bulk 1920-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Charles Klein Plays TXRC03-A20., 1900-1921 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Glass, Montague, 1877-1934. Letter [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Black, Edith O'Dell. Papers, 1911-1974. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Black, Edith O'Dell. person
correspondedWith Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964 person
associatedWith Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942, person
associatedWith Klein, Charles, 1867-1915 person
associatedWith Levey, Harold, 1894-1967. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
American wit and humor
Jewish authors--Correspondence
Short stories


Birth 1877

Death 1934




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