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Holman Day

Holman Francis Day (November 6, 1865 – February 19, 1935) was an American author, born at Vassalboro, Maine. He graduated from Colby College (class of 1887) and 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1865, Died 1935

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9531 10-in. 10/7/1910 Aunt Shaw's pet jug Henry Allan Price Recitation author  
Victor B-18001 10-in. 6/21/1916 Plain old kitchen chap Charles Ross Taggart Monologue author  
Victor B-18002 10-in. 6/21/1916 The stock in the 'tie-up' Charles Ross Taggart Monologue author  
Victor B-18005 10-in. 6/21/1916 Fiddler cured the camp Charles Ross Taggart Monologue, with violin author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Day, Holman," accessed August 2, 2021,

Day, Holman. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from

"Day, Holman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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