Holman Day

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 in Bangor, Maine. He was also editor and proprietor of the Gazette in Dexter, Maine, a special writer for the Journal in Lewiston, Maine, representative of the Boston Herald, and managing editor of the Daily Sun in Lewiston. From 1901 until 1904 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 book The Rider of the King Log was adapted into the 1921 film The Rider of the King Log. His play Along Came Ruth was adapted into the 1924 film Along Came Ruth.


His writings include:

  • Up in Maine (1901), verse
  • 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 (1906; 1913)
  • The Eagle Badge (1908)
  • King Spruce (1908)
  • The Ramrodders (1910)
  • The Skipper and the Skipped (1911)
  • The Red Lane: A Romance of the Border (1912)
  • The Landloper (1915)
  • Along Came Ruth (play produced in New York, 1914)
  • Blow the Man Down (1916)
  • Where Your Treasure Is (1917)
  • Kavanagh's Clare (1917)
  • The Rider of the King Log (1919)
  • When Egypt Went Broke (1920)
  • All Wool Morrison (1921)
  • Joan of Arc of the North Woods (1922)
  • The Ship of Joy (1931) Schwabacher-Frey Company: San Francisco]


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