Joseph Holt Ingraham
Joseph Holt Ingraham (January 26, 1809 – December 18, 1860) was an American author.
Ingraham was born in Portland, Maine. He spent several years at sea, then worked as a teacher of languages in Mississippi. In the 1840s he published work in Arthur's Magazine. He became an Episcopal clergyman on March 7, 1852.
Ingraham wrote a series of three epistolary novels on biblical themes; The Pillar of Fire, The Throne of David and The Prince of the House of David. The first of these was supposed to illustrate the beginning of Hebraic power, the second its culmination and the last its decadence.
- Lafitte: The Pirate of the Gulf (1836)
- Burton; or, The Sieges (1838)
- The Quadroone; or, St. Michael's Day (1840)
- The Prince of the House of David (1855)
- The Sunny South, a collection of letters, published under the pen name Kate Conyngham.
- The Pillar of Fire (1859), used as one of the bases of the film The Ten Commandments
- Prospectus for Arthur's Magazine, v.5. 1845. Cf. American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1, no. 6443
- Archives and Special Collections – University of Mississippi
- Works by Joseph Holt Ingraham at Project Gutenberg
- J.H. Ingraham at the Internet Movie Database
|This article about a novelist of the United States born between 1800–1809 is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|