Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908

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Bronson Howard (1842-1908), playwight. Born and raised in Detroit, Howard worked as a journalist from the mid 1860s to mid 1870s before making his living as a playwright, earning him the reputation as the dean of American drama.

From the description of Bronson Howard playscripts, 1866-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702191783

Dramatist.

From the description of Fantine or A mother's love : playscript, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453745

Playwright.

From the description of Papers of Bronson Howard [manuscript], 1868, 1896. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806191

Born in Detroit, Oct. 7, 1842, son of Mayor Charles Howard (1849). Founded the American Dramatists Club which later developed into the Society of American Dramatists and Composers. Recognized as a representative playwright of his period. Labored successfully for revision of the, American laws on international copyright. His reputation as a successful playwright was established by six plays, of which The Banker's Daughter ran for sixty-eight weeks. (from D.A.B., v.9, pp. 276-277)

From the description of Bronson Howard papers, 1876-1906. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430821370

American dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to "My dear Stuart", 1884 Dec. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871064

Bronson Howard, playwright, was born 7 October 1842 in Detroit, Michigan.

He worked as a journalist in Detroit and New York until he was able to support himself as a playwright. Mr. Howard's work was among the first American drama to be given serious attention on stage, not only in the United States but also in England. Among his most important plays are SARATOGA (1870), THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER (1877), THE HENRIETTA (1887), and SHENANDOAH (1889).

Mr. Howard founded and served as president of the American Dramatists Club, through which he was instrumental in extending copyright protection to American playwrights. Mr. Howard died in 1908.

From the description of Papers, 1852-1895. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122640058

Bronson Howard, a playwright, was born 7 October 1842 in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a journalist in Detroit and New York until he was able to support himself as a playwright. Mr. Howard's work was among the first American drama to be given serious attention on stage, not only in the United States but also in England. Among his most important plays are Saratoga (1870), The Banker's Daughter (1877), The Henrietta (1887), and Shenandoah (1889).

Mr. Howard founded and served as president of the American Dramatists Club, through which he was instrumental in extending copyright protection to American playwrights. Mr. Howard died in 1908.

From the guide to the Bronson Howard papers, 1852-1895, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Papers of Bronson Howard [manuscript], 1868, 1896. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Hurricanes; a comic drama in three acts, by Bronson Howard ... New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908,. Autograph letter signed from Bronson C. Howard, New York Tribune, New York, to William Winter [manuscript], 1870 December 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908,. Autograph letter signed from Bronson Howard to Mr. [Appleton] Morgan [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Young, Charles L. (Charles Lawrence), Sir, 1839-1887. Knave and queen, a comedy in three acts, by Sir Charles L. Young, bart., and Bronson Howard. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Papers, 1852-1895. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. "Baron Rudolph." New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. [Baron Rudolph.]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Sternroyd, Vincent, 1857-1948,. Autograph letter signed from Vincent Sternroyd to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1893 September 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Fowler family. Fowler and Wells families papers, 1807-1968, 1836-1901(bulk). Cornell University Library
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Letter, 1897 Mar. 6 [n.p.] to [E.C.] Stedman [New York]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Papers, 1877-1962. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908,. Autograph letter signed from Bronson Howard to Mr. Warren [manuscript], 1890 March 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Theatre Arts Monthly, collection of portraits, ca., ca., 1924-1939 (bulk), 1916-1964 (inclusive). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Frank A. Carle papers., 1884-1927. Minnesota Historical Society.
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Fantine or A mother's love : playscript, undated. Library of Congress
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-19O8. Autograph letter signed : London, to "My dear Stuart", 1884 Dec. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Fowler and Wells families papers, 1807-1968, 1836-1901(bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Bronson Howard papers, 1876-1906. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Brander Matthews Papers, 1877-1962. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Note [ca. 1881] Dec. 14 [n.p.] to [D.E. Heineman, Detroit]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945. A few reminiscences of the stage [1931]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Old love-letters. A comedy in one act. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Letter [18]93 Aug. 8, Jackson, Mich., to [B.L.] Farjeon [n.p.]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Henry Arthur Jones Collection, ca.1840s-1931 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Boston Museum (1847-1903). Correspondence of the Boston Museum, 1864-1898 (inclusive). Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Lagowitz, Harriet L., fl. 1877-1890. Harriet L. Lagowitz autograph albums, 1877-1890. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Bronson Howard papers, 1852-1895 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection, 1860-1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Carle, Frank Austin, 1851-1930. Frank A. Carle papers, 1884-1927. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908,. Autograph letter signed from Bronson Howard, New York, to Chester S. Lord [manuscript], 1897 April 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vern & Volt. Autograph letter signed from Vern and Volt to Messrs. Howard and Wyndham of the Criterion Theatre, London [manuscript], 1883 October 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908,. Autograph letters signed and initialled from Bronson Howard to various people [manuscript], 1869-1891. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. A comedy in four acts, entitled "The Henrietta" ... Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909. Papers of Richard Watson Gilder, 1907-1910, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. A comedy in four acts, entitled "The Henrietta." By Bronson Howard ... Written for Messrs. Robson & Crane. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. Bronson Howard playscripts, 1866-1892. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Howard, Bronson Crocker, 1842-1908. Letter to B. B. Vallentine. New York City, NY. 1905 May 9. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection., 1860-1950 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Craig, Robert H., 1842-1872. Hamlet, or, wearing of the black [manuscript], ca. 1866. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. 333). Thomas Hardy-A. L. Kiellandt.includes:ff. 1-32 Thomas Hardy, OM; novelist: Letters to W. Archer: 1892-1909, n.d.f. 33 John Hare, comedian: Letter to W. Archer: 1885.f. 35 Mary St Leger Harrison, novelist, alias 'Lucas Malet'... British Library
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associatedWith Albery, James, 1838-1889. person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Belasco, David, 1853-1931, person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
associatedWith Boston Museum (1847-1903) corporateBody
associatedWith Carle, Frank Austin, 1851-1930. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Craig, Robert H., 1842-1872. person
associatedWith Crane, William Henry, 1845-1928. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Donnelly, Ignatius, 1831-1901. person
associatedWith Edwards, Julian, 1855-1910. person
associatedWith Farjeon, B. L. (Benjamin Leopold), 1833-1903. person
associatedWith Field, R. M. (Richard Montgomery), 1834-1902. person
associatedWith Fleming, John F. (John Francis), 1910- person
correspondedWith Florence, William Jermyn, 1831-1891 person
associatedWith Fowler family. family
associatedWith Fowler family. family
associatedWith French, Samuel, d. 1898. person
associatedWith Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915. person
associatedWith Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909. person
associatedWith Heineman, David Emil, 1865-1935. person
associatedWith Henry Arthur Jones person
associatedWith Lagowitz, Harriet L., fl. 1877-1890. person
associatedWith Leigh, Henry S. (Henry Sambrooke), 1837-1883. person
correspondedWith Lord, Chester Sanders, 1850-1933 person
associatedWith Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. person
associatedWith McVicker, James H., d.1896. person
correspondedWith Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928 person
associatedWith O'Conner, Miss person
associatedWith Palmer, Albert Marshman, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Robson, Stuart, 1836-1903. person
associatedWith Samuel French, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Samuel Stark person
associatedWith Society of American Dramatists and Composers. corporateBody
associatedWith Stark, Samuel. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. person
associatedWith Sternroyd, Vincent, 1857-1948, person
associatedWith Stuart, person
associatedWith Taylor, Mr. person
associatedWith Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945. person
associatedWith Vallentine, B. B. (Benjamin Bennaton), 1843-1926, person
correspondedWith Vern & Volt. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallack, Arthur. person
associatedWith Wallack, Lester, 1820-1888. person
correspondedWith Warren, Mr., fl. 1890 person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
associatedWith Wyndham, Charles, Sir, 1838-1919. person
associatedWith Young, Charles L. (Charles Lawrence), Sir, 1839-1887. person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
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Theater--United States
Dramatists, American--19th century--Archives
Authors, American--19th century--Archives
Theater--Great Britain
Prompt-book
American literature--19th century
Playwrights
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Birth 1842-10-07

Death 1908-08-04

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