Munroe, Kirk, 1850-1930

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Author and adventurer.

From the description of Papers of Kirk Munroe, 1850-1940 (bulk 1867-1932). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066384

American juvenile author.

From the description of A mud-bespattered arrival from Califronia, being Chapter II of an unidentified work : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript unsigned, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613377

Biographical Note

  • 1850, Sept. 15: Born Charles Kirk Munroe, Prairie du Chien, Wis
  • 1867 - 1868 : Explored and surveyed routes for the Union Pacific Railroad Co. and Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Co.
  • 1868 - 1869 : Attended Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1876 - 1879 : Reporter, New York Sun and New York Times
  • 1879 - 1882 : Editor, Harper’s Round Table
  • 1880: Founded League of American Wheelmen
  • 1883: Married Mary Barr (died 1922)
  • 1886: Settled in Coconut Grove, Miami, Fla. Published Wakulla; A Story of Adventure in Florida. New York and London: Harper & Brothers
  • 1887: Published The Flamingo Feather. New York : Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square
  • 1888: Published Derrick Sterling; A Story of Mines. New York: Harper & Brothers
  • 1890 - 1891 : Traveled from Coconut Grove, Fla., to the Ten Thousand Islands in sailboat Allapata
  • 1900: Published Under the Great Bear. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co.
  • 1905: Became a real estate developer, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Published For the Mikado. New York and London: Harper & Brothers
  • 1924: Married Mabel Stearns
  • 1930, June 16: Died, Miami, Fla.

From the guide to the Kirk Munroe Papers, 1850-1940, (bulk 1867-1932), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Munroe, Kirk, 1850-1930. Letters of Kirk Munroe, Cocoanut Grove, Fla., to Walter Camp [manuscript] 1902 Jan. 17 and Jan. 27. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Batchelder family papers, 1806-1902 Houghton Library
referencedIn Swingle, John,. John Swingle collection of letters by writers of fiction set in California, 1862-1907. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Munroe, Kirk, 1856-1930. Letter, 1899 July 31, Woodstock, Vt., to Harold Goddard Rugg. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Munroe, Kirk, 1850-1930. Papers of Kirk Munroe, 1850-1940 (bulk 1867-1932). Library of Congress
creatorOf Munroe, Kirk, 1850-1930. The copper princess : manuscript, [ca. 1897] Houghton Library
referencedIn Swingle, John,. John Swingle collection of letters by writers of fiction set in California, 1862-1907. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Munroe, Kirk, 1850-1930. A mud-bespattered arrival from Califronia, being Chapter II of an unidentified work : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript unsigned, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library
creatorOf Kirk Munroe Papers, 1850-1940, (bulk 1867-1932) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Welsh, Charles, 1850-1914. Charles Welsh letters received, 1901-1903. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Sam Schaefler historical and literary letters and documents, 1674-1970s Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Batchelder family. family
associatedWith Camp, Walter, 1859-1925, person
associatedWith Harper & Brothers. corporateBody
associatedWith Munroe, Mabel Stearns. person
associatedWith Munroe, Mabel Stearns. Mabel Stearns Munroe papers. person
associatedWith Munroe, Mary Barr. person
associatedWith Munroe, Mary Barr. Mary Barr Munroe papers. person
associatedWith Robinson, Clement Franklin, 1882- person
associatedWith Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. person
associatedWith Schaefler, Sam, 1920-, person
associatedWith Swingle, John, person
correspondedWith Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916 person
associatedWith Union Pacific Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Welsh, Charles, 1850-1914. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Hudson Bay
Hudson Bay
East Asia
Florida
East Asia
Everglades (Fla.)
Everglades (Fla.)
United States
Florida
Subject
Railroads--Surveying
Literature
Indians of North America--Florida
Authors and publishers--19th century
Seminole Indians
Cycling
Indians of North America
Canoes and canoeing
Occupation
Adventurers
Authors
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Birth 1850-09-15

Death 1930-06-16

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