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THE WRITERS OF KNOX COUNTY

   Since Mount Vernon and Knox County were first settled in the early 1800’s there have been more than 100 historians, journalists, novelists, playwrights, poets and other writers who have called this area their home for some period of time.
   We are indebted to the late Dr. Keith Clinker, antiquarian bookseller and retired professor at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University, for his great work in producing many biographical sketches and bibliographies for these writers, and for the many volumes from his collection which have been donated to our Museum as well. We will continue his work by adding new information about these and other writers as it becomes available.

   Persons having additional information about these or other Knox County authors are encouraged to contact the KCHS Museum at 740-393-5247.

                                              Click on individual writers or whole categories to learn more.

 

BIOGRAPHY

  Harold Chase

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

  Josephine Scribner Gates       

 

EDUCATION

  Lucretia Isoble Davidson

  Walter Lowrie Hervey

  Bernard L. Jefferson

 

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

  Osborn Oldroyd

  Frank Hurd Roberts

  Charles H. Scribner

  Anna Louise Strong

  Martin Welker

  John W. White

 

JOURNALISM

  Amelia Bloomer

  Lecky Harper

  James F. Lee

  John W. White

 

LITERATURE

  Delano Ames

  John Taintor Foote

  John Samuel Gotschall

  George Morrow Kahrl

  Paul Kester

  Vaughn Kester

  Lorin Andrews Lathrop
     (Kenyon Gambier)

  William Pennell, M.D.

  Harvey Scribner

  William Wright (Dan DeQuille)

 

LOCAL HISTORY

  N. N. Hill

  A. Banning Norton

  Harvey Scribner

  George F. Smythe

  Albert B. Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MILITARY

   Curtis Kinney

 

MUSIC

   Daniel Decatur Emmett

 

 PLAYWRIGHTS

   Paul Kester

 

 POETRY

   I. W. Bell

   Celize Foote Blackledge

   James Blair

   Robert Lowell, Jr.

   John Crowe Ransom

   Eva Sparks Taylor

 

   RELIGION

   John Marshall Barker

   Ernest Sutherland Bates

   Philander Chase

   Jean Baptiste Lamy

   William Andrew Leonard

   William Jefferson Lhamon

   Bishop Charles McIlvaine

   Edwin Knox Mitchell

   Fr. Lawrence Mulhane

   George Smythe

   Ralph Sockman

 

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

   Oscar Adams

   Sophia Herrick

   Frank Spindler

   Eli Todd Tappan

 

TRAVEL

Lansford Hastings

 

 


Knox County Historical Society

875 Harcourt Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Phone No. : (740) 393-5247
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