Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939

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American novelist and humorist.

From the description of Papers of Opie Percival Read [manuscript], 1885-1917. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817281

Opie Percival Read was an American author and journalist, best known for his humorous novels. Born and raised in Tennessee, he apprenticed with a newspaper and attended Neophagen College, later travelling around the country before settling in Chicago in 1887. He worked as a journalist and typesetter, before founding several successive newspapers of his own, culminating in the Arkansas Traveler, which printed many of his humorous regional sketches and became very popular. He later published numerous novels and collections of short stories in a similar vein, relying on dialect and southern stereotypes to flesh out the tales he had heard in his youth. His engaging manner and endless store of anecdotes made him a popular lecturer.

From the description of Opie Read letter to My dear Mr. Moore, 1921 Dec. 29. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 144874714

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creatorOf Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939. Letter to [?]. Chicago, IL. 1890 Oct. 10. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Welsh, Charles, 1850-1914. Charles Welsh letters received, 1901-1903. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. Papers of Jay Sigmund, 1911-1975. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939. The jucklins : typescript, 1908. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Opie Percival Read Collection, 1914 Jul 30 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Hodder and Stoughton. Hodder and Stoughton records, 1875-1914. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939. Opie Read letter to My dear Mr. Moore, 1921 Dec. 29. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939. Letter to Coston. Chicago, IL. 1900 Dec. 24. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Yore, Clement. Letters, 1922-1936. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939. Letter to Wayne Gard. Chicago, IL. 1926 Aug. 1. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939. The only prisoner [microform] : a one act play / by Opie Read. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. Letter to Keith Vawter. : Marion, OH. 1920 Dec. 22. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. Papers, 1911-1975. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939. Papers of Opie Percival Read [manuscript], 1885-1917. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hodder and Stoughton Records, 1875-1914 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Charles Follen Adams papers, 1857-1917. Houghton Library
referencedIn Garrison, Gertrude. Papers, 1883-1935 (inclusive), 1883-1887 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Smith, Wilford Bascom, Pitchfork, papers 1940; 67-114., 1905-1940 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?. Ambrose Bierce papers, 1872-1913. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Opie Percival Read Collection, 1885-1917 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Smith, Wilford B., 1884-1939. Smith, Wilford Bascom Pitchfork, papers, 1905-1940 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939. Letter to [?]. [Chicago, IL.]. 1894 Nov. 2. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939. The carpet bagger : typescript, after 1898. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939. Correspondence with H. L. Mencken, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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correspondedWith Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918 person
associatedWith Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? person
associatedWith Chapman, William Gerard, 1877-1945. person
associatedWith Gard, Wayne, 1899-, person
associatedWith Garrison, Gertrude. person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Hart, Daniel L., 1868- person
associatedWith Hodder and Stoughton. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Marshall, I. D. person
associatedWith McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949 person
associatedWith Pixley, Frank, 1865-1919. person
associatedWith Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. person
associatedWith Smith, Wilford B., 1884-1939 person
associatedWith Welsh, Charles, 1850-1914. person
associatedWith Yore, Clement. person
associatedWith Young, Art, 1866-1943. person
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Male authors, American--Correspondence
Drama--Collections
Publishers and publishing--Syndicates
Authors--Pensions
Fiction--Syndication
Authors and publishers
Periodicals--Publishing
Authors--Salaries, etc
Illustration of books
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Birth 1852-12-22

Death 1939-11-02

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