Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937

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American humorist and founder of the Authors' League.

From the description of Letter to John P. Allen, 1917 August 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55532295

An author and businessman from Iowa, Butler was best known for his short story "Pigs Is Pigs".

From the description of Papers of Ellis Parker Butler, 1891-1940. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233126764

Prolific author and humorist who was born in Muscatine, Iowa.

From the description of Ellis Parker Butler letters to Edgar Harlan, 1912, 1914. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 83334579

American humorist and founder of the Authors' League; noted for "Pigs is pigs."

From the description of Ellis Parker Butler letter to A. H. Benners [manuscript], 1929 July 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 276998749

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From the description of Ellis Parker Butler correspondence, 1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983986

Ellis Parker Butler (1869-1937) was an American author and businessman.

He was best known as the author of the story "Pigs is Pigs" and wrote many other humorous books and stories. He was president of several banks in Flushing, New York, and served as president of the Authors' League of America.

From the description of Ellis Parker Butler papers, 1897-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122534154

Ellis Parker Butler was an American author best known for his story "Pigs is Pigs" (1905). During his lifetime he wrote 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays. Butler was born in Muscatine, Iowa in 1869 and remained there until he moved to New York City in 1897. He worked as editor of an interior-decorating magazine and also as an assistant editor for the Tailor's Review, a trade publication. In 1899, he returned to Muscatine and married Ida Zipser. They eventually moved back to New York City, settled in Flushing, Queens, and had five children. From 1908 to 1936, they lived in Flushing and Butler pursued his writing career and also worked as a banker. He became very active in the civic affairs of his local community and also helped to found The Authors' League of America. His writings were published alongside such contemporaries as Mark Twain, Sax Rohmer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Don Marquis, Will Rogers and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

http://www.ellisparkerbutler.info/epb/bio.asp, March 18, 2008

From the guide to the Ellis Parker Butler papers, 1899-1936, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Ellis Parker Butler letters to Edgar Harlan, 1912, 1914. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. Letters, 1921-1957. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Lawes, Lewis E., 1883-1947. Letter to William Griffith. Ossining, NY. 1933 Nov. 27. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Ellis Parker Butler letter to A. H. Benners [manuscript], 1929 July 22. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ernest L. Blumenschein Collection, 1891-1993 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Papers of Ellis Parker Butler, 1919-1932 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Letter to John P. Allen, 1917 August 16. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Ellis Parker Butler papers, 1897-1937. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, H. L. Mencken and Harold Hersey, 1916-1923. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Letter, 1917 Oct. 28, Flushing, N.Y., to Harold Goddard Rugg, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Bennet, Robert Ames, 1870-1954. Letter to Ernest L. Blumenschein. Denver, CO. 1928 Aug. 6. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Authors' League of America. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1915-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn Davis, Owen, 1874-1956. Letter to Mr Kennedy. Elizabethtown, NY. [19--?] June 13. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Papers of Ellis Parker Butler, 1891-1940. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Burdette, Robert J. (Robert Jones), 1844-1914. Letters, 1877-1914. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. Papers of Richard B. Glaenzer [manuscript], 1885-1936. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Letter to Harold Cater, 1931December 28. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Billy Brad and the forbidden fruit / Ellis Parker Butler, OAC Review, v.25, no.10, July 1913, p.518-525. University of Guelph
creatorOf Beach, Rex, 1877-1949. Papers of Rex Beach [manuscript] 1905-1942. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lowell, Orson, 1871-1956. Letters, 1914-1917. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968. Letters, 1912-1957. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf OAC Review Index. All's well / by Ellis Parker Butler, OAC Review, v.24, no.10, July 1912, p.545-553. University of Guelph
creatorOf Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960. Ernest L. Blumenschein Collection. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Butler, Ellis. Crossed wires [microform] : a comedy in one act / by Ellis and Lawrence Butler. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.), Golden Book Magazine, editorial correspondence, 1921-1935. Houghton Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Correspondence with Franklin Baldwin Wiley, 1905-1909. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Pigs is pigs [manuscript], 1918. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Papers of Ellis Parker Butler, 1900-1912. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ellis Parker Butler papers, 1899-1936 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Letters to Nathan N. Wallack, 1935-1937. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Maxwell, Perriton, 1868-1947,. Perriton Maxwell collection, 1931-1932. Library of Congress
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Ellis Parker Butler correspondence, 1926. Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Van, Billy B. Letter to August W. Hutaf. Newport, NH. 1930 Sept. 17. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Letter, 1916, Jan. 12, Flushing, N.Y., to Mrs. Howard. Brown University, John Hay Library
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associatedWith Allen, John P., 1853- person
associatedWith Authors Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Authors' Guild (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Authors' League of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Bacon, Frank, 1864-1922. person
associatedWith Beach, Rex, 1877-1949. person
associatedWith Bennet, Robert Ames, 1870-1954. person
associatedWith Bloom, Sol, 1870-1949 person
associatedWith Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960. person
correspondedWith Boudin, Helen person
associatedWith Browne, Porter Emerson, 1879-1934 person
associatedWith Burdette, Robert J. (Robert Jones), 1844-1914. person
associatedWith Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951. person
associatedWith Butler, Ellis Parker, Mrs. person
associatedWith Butler, Lawrence. person
associatedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. person
associatedWith Cater, Harold Dean, 1908- person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Century magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith Chapman, William. person
associatedWith Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944. person
associatedWith Davis, Owen, 1874-1956. person
associatedWith Davis, Raymond. person
associatedWith Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916 person
associatedWith Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Ernest and Mary Greene Blumenschein person
associatedWith Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Ford, Sewell, 1868-1946. person
associatedWith Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940. person
associatedWith Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. person
associatedWith Griffith, William, 1876-1936, person
associatedWith Harlan, Edgar Rubey, 1869-1941. person
associatedWith Holliday, Robert Cortes, 1880-1947. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Howard, Mrs., person
associatedWith Johnson, Burges, 1877- person
associatedWith Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937, person
associatedWith Lawes, Lewis E., 1883-1947. person
associatedWith Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Joseph Crosby, 1870-1944. person
associatedWith Loti, Pierre, 1850-1923. person
associatedWith Lowell, Orson, 1871-1956. person
associatedWith Masson, Thomas, 1866-1934. person
associatedWith Maxwell, Perriton, 1868-1947, person
associatedWith McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Mielziner, Leo, 1899-1935. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith OAC Review Index. corporateBody
associatedWith OAC Review Index. corporateBody
associatedWith Oursler, Fulton, 1893-1952. person
associatedWith Poole, Ernest, 1880-1950 person
associatedWith Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Reynolds, Cuyler, 1866-1934, person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. person
associatedWith Sarg, Tony, 1882-1942 person
associatedWith Scott, Leroy, 1875-1929. person
associatedWith Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-1960. person
associatedWith Shute, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1856-1943. person
associatedWith Shute, Herny A. (Henry Augustus), 1856-1943. person
associatedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. person
associatedWith Street, Julian, 1879-1947. person
associatedWith Train, Arthur Cheney, 1875-1945. person
associatedWith Van, Billy B. person
associatedWith Vance, Louis, 1879-1933. person
associatedWith Wallack, Nathan N., person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
associatedWith Whicher, George M. person
associatedWith Williams, Jesse Lynch, 1871-1929. person
associatedWith Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Flushing (New York, N.Y.)
United States
Iowa
United States
Subject
First editions
Intellectual property
Fiction--Technique
Journalism
Authors--Humor
Authors and publishers
Authors, American--Societies, etc
Prohibition
Drama--Collections
American literature
Humorists
Iowa--Literature
American poetry
Authors--Juvenile literature
Journalism--United States
Civic improvement--New York (State)--New York
Authors, American
Authors, American--20th century--Political and social views
Book collecting
American wit and humor
American literature--20th century
Occupation
Humorists
Bankers
Politicians
Authors
Function

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Birth 1869-12-05

Death 1937-09-13

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