Charles Bertrand Lewis

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Charles Bertrand Lewis
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Pen name M. Quad

Charles Bertrand Lewis (February 15, 1842 – August 21, 1924), better known by the pen name M. Quad, was an American journalist and humorist. Lewis was born at Liverpool, Ohio, and attended the Michigan Agricultural College. He was a volunteer soldier in the northern army during the civil war. He joined the staff of the Detroit Free Press in 1869, and became known as a writer of sketches under the pen-name of M. Quad. His accounts of the proceedings of a supposed society of colored people, to which he gave the name of Brother Gardner's Lime-Kiln Club, were very popular. His published works include: Sawed-Off Sketches (1884), Field, Fort and Fleet (1885), Under Fire (1886), and The Lime-Kiln Club (1887).[1][2]


  1. ^ William Harrison De Puy (1896). The University of Literature. J.S. Barcus. pp. 405–408. 
  2. ^ "Lewis, Charles Bertrand". The House of Beadle & Adams and its Dime and Nickel Novels. University of Oklahoma Press. 

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