Holman Day

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From a 1921 magazine

Holman Francis Day (November 6, 1865 – February 19, 1935)[1] was an American author, born at Vassalboro, Maine, and a graduate of Colby College (class of 1887). In 1889-90 he was managing editor of the publications of the Union Publishing Company, Bangor, Me. He was also editor and proprietor of the Dexter, (Me.) Gazette, a special writer for the Lewiston, (Me.) Journal, Maine representative of the Boston Herald, and managing editor of the Lewiston Daily Sun. In 1901-04 he was military secretary to Gov. John F. Hill of Maine.

The Holman Day House, his home Auburn, Maine, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


His writings include:

  • Up in Maine (1901), verse
  • Pine Tree Ballads (1902)
Rhymed Stories of Unplanned Human Natur' Up in Maine
  • Kin O'Ktaadn (1904)
  • Squire Phin (1905; 1913), a novel dramatized as The Circus Man and produced in Chicago in 1909
  • Rainy Day Railroad War[1] (1906; 1913)
  • The Eagle Badge (1908)
  • King Spruce[2] (1908)
  • The Ramrodders[3] (1910)
  • The Skipper and the Skipped[4] (1911)
  • The Red Lane: A Romance of the Border (1912)
  • The Landloper[5] (1915)
  • Along Came Ruth (play produced in New York, 1914)
  • Blow the Man Down[6] (1916)
  • Where Your Treasure Is (1917)
  • Kavanagh's Clare (1917)
  • The Rider of the King Log (1919)
  • When Egypt Went Broke[7] (1920)
  • All Wool Morrison[8] (1921)
  • Joan of Arc of the North Woods (1922) [9]
  • The Ship of Joy (1931) Schwabacher-Frey Company: San Francisco]


Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 

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