Harvey Scribner was a lawyer and an avocational writer. He was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1850, the son of Charles H. and Mary (Morehouse) Scribner. Harvey was an older brother of Josephine (Scribner) Gates, also a writer. He attended public schools in Mount Vernon.
In 1869 the family moved to Toledo, Ohio, where Harvey studied law with his father, and was admitted to the bar in 1871. In 1880 he married Jennifer Blueland in Scotland. Scribner practiced law in Toledo until his death in 1913.
Harvey Scribner wrote interesting fiction as well as a two-volume history of Lucas County, Ohio.
My Mysterious Clients. 1900
A Messenger from Santa Claus. 1904
Memoirs of Lucas County and Toledo. 1910