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us: Read, Opie, 1852-1939

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Opie Percival
  • Variants

    • us: Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939
    • us: Read, Opie Pope, 1852-1939
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Nashville (Tenn.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Little Rock (Ark.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Chicago Press Club
        • Organization: (naf) Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) American literature
          (lcsh) American wit and humor
            (lcsh) Journalism
              (lcsh) Lectures and lecturing
            • Occupation

                (lcsh) Authors, American
                  (lcsh) Humorists
                    (lcsh) Journalists
                      (lcsh) Newspaper editors
                        (lcsh) Lecturers
                    • Earlier Established Forms

                        Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939Read, Opie Percival,1852-1939
                    • Sources

                      • found: His My young master, 1987: CIP t.p. (Opie Read)
                      • found: Krausz, Sigmund. Street types of Chicago, 1892: leaf 1 (text signed: Opie Read)
                      • found: Laine A. Scott. "Read, Opie Percival," in American National Biography Online Feb. 2000, accessed Dec. 16, 2014 (Read, Opie Percival (22 Dec. 1852-2 Nov. 1939), novelist and humorist, born in Nashville, Tenn.; career as newspaper editor, novelist, and traveling lecturer; lived in Little Rock, Ark.; started a "humorous and literary journal," The Arkansaw traveler; relocated the paper to Chicago in 1887 and resided there for the rest of his life; author of more than fifty books, including A Kentucky colonel (1890), The wives of the Prophet (1894), The Jucklins (1896), My young master (1896), An Arkansas planter (1896), and The Starbucks (1902); member of Chicago Press Club; speaker and storyteller on the Chautauqua lecture circuit; died in Chicago)
                      • found: Mundt, Shirley M. "Opie Read," in American Newspaper Journalists, 1873-1900, 1983, via Literature Resource Center, Dec. 16, 2014 (Opie Read; known as Read, Opie Pope; Read, Opie; Opie Pope Read, born 22 December 1852 in Nashville, Tennessee; in all, Read authored thirty-five to forty novels; died in Chicago, 2 November 1939)
                      • found: "Opie Read," in Contemporary Authors Online, 2000, via Literature Resource Center, Dec. 16, 2014 (Opie Read; known as Read, Opie Pope; Read, Opie; American journalist (1852-1939); born December 22, 1852, in Nashville, TN; died November 2, 1939; memberships: Chicago Press Club, White Chapel Club.
                      • found: Who was who in America, via Marquis Who's Who on the Web, Dec. 16, 2014 (Opie Read; occupation: author; born: Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 22, 1852; died Nov. 2, 1939)
                      • found: WBIS, Dec. 16, 2014 (Read, Opie Pope; other names: Opie Percival Read; 1852-1939; journalist; public lecturer; author
                      • found:, Dec. 4, 2014 (Opie Pope Read (1852-1939), newspaperman, author, and lecturer)
                      • found: New York Times, Nov. 3, 1939, via ProQuest, Dec. 16, 2014 (Opie Read, wit and novelist, died in Chicago, Nov. 2; born in Nashville, Dec. 22, 1852)
                      • found: Chicago Daily Tribune, Nov. 3, 1939, via ProQuest, Dec. 16, 2014 (Opie Read dies at 86; dean of city's writers; died Nov. 2 in his home at 5000 Harper Ave, [Chicago])
                      • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 16, 2014 (article title "Opie Read": Opie Percival Read (b. December 22, 1852, Nashville Tennessee; d. November 2, 1939, Chicago Illinois) was a prolific American journalist and humorist. His bibliography lists 60 published books)
                      • found: OCLC, Dec. 16, 2014 (usage overwhelmingly: Opie Read; some: Opie P. Read; "Opie Percival Read" found only in statements of responsibility of modern microform reprints; "Opie Pope Read" found only in one title (Blackmon, William Foy. The life of Opie Pope Read and an evaluation of his works, 1940))
                    • LC Classification

                      • PS2679.R6
                    • Change Notes

                      • 1980-07-31: new
                      • 2014-12-23: revised
                    • Alternate Formats