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EAF Author: Joseph Holt Ingraham (1809-1866)

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Joseph Holt Ingraham was the author of many popular romances, including Lafitte: the Pirate of the Gulf, Burton, and Captain Kyd, and author of The Southwest, by a Yankee. In 1855 he entered the clergy of the Episcopal Church and took a parish in Mississippi, after which he produced equally popular religious romances, including The Prince of the House of David.


Works in the EAF Collection

Alice May, and Bruising Bill (1845) (Restricted)

Alice May; or the Lost of Mount Auburn (1845?) (Restricted)

The American Lounger; or Tales, Sketches, and Legends, Gathered in Sundry Journeyings (1839) (Restricted)

The Arrow of Gold: or, The Shell Gatherer [Attributed to Joseph Holt Ingraham] (185?) (Restricted)

Biddy Woodhull; or, The Pretty Haymaker (1844) (Restricted)

Black Ralph; or, The Helmsman of Hurlgate (1844) (Restricted)

Blanche Talbot; or, The Maiden's Hand. A Romance of the War of 1812 (1847) (Restricted)

Bonfield; or, The Outlaw of the Bermudas. A Nautical Novel (1846) (Restricted)

Burton; or The Sieges [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (1838) (Restricted)

Captain Kyd; or, The Wizard of the Sea [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (1839) (Restricted)

Caroline Archer; or, The Miliner's Apprentice. A Story That Hath More Truth Than Fiction in It (1844) (Restricted)

Charles Blackford; or, The Adventures of a Student in Search of a Profession (1845) (Restricted)

The Clipper-Yacht; or, Moloch, the Money-lender! A Tale of London and the Thames (1845) (Restricted)

The Cruiser of the Mist (1845) (Restricted)

The Diary of a Hackney Coachman (1844) (Restricted)

Edward Austin; or, The Hunting Flask. A Tale of the Forest and Town (1842) (Restricted)

Edward Manning; or, The Bride and the Maiden (1847) (Restricted)

Ellen Hart; or, The Forger's Daughter (1844) (Restricted)

Fanny H------; or, The Hunchback and the Roue (1843) (Restricted)

Fleming Field; or, The Young Artisan. A Tale of the Days of the Stamp Act (1845) (Restricted)

Forrestal; or, The Light of the Reef. A Romance of the Blue Waters (1845) (Restricted)

Freemantle; or, The Privateersman! A Nautical Romance of the Last War (1845) (Restricted)

The Free-Trader; or, The Cruiser of Narragansett Bay (1847) (Restricted)

The Gipsy of the Highlands; or, The Jew and the Heir. Being the Adventures of Duncan Powell and Paul Tatnall (1843) (Restricted)

Grace Weldon; or Frederica, the Bonnet-Girl. A Tale of Bost and Its Bay (1845) (Restricted)

Harry Harefoot; or, The Three Temptations. A Story of City Senses (1845) (Restricted)

Henry Howard; or, Two Noes Make One Yes (1845) (Restricted)

Herman de Ruyter; or, The Mystery Unveiled. A Sequel to the Beautiful Cigar Vender. A Tale of the Metropolis (1844) (Restricted)

Howard; or, The Mysterious Disappearance (1843) (Restricted)

Jennette Alison; or, The Young Strawberry Girl. A Tale of the Sea and the Shore (1848) (Restricted)

The Knights of the Seven Lands (1845) (Restricted)

The Lady of the Gulf: A Romance of the City and the Seas (1846) (Restricted)

Lafitte: The Pirate of the Gulf (1836) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

Leisler; or, The Rebel and King's Man. A Tale of the Rebellion of 1689 (1846) (Restricted)

Marie; or, The Fugitive! A Romance of Mount Benedict (1845) (Restricted)

The Midshipman; or, The Corvette and Brigantine. A Tale of Sea and Land (1844) (Restricted)

Montezuma, the Serf; or, The Revolt of the Mexitili. A Tale of the Last Days of the Aztec Dynasty (1845) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

Morris Graeme; or, The Cruise of the Sea-Slipper. A Sequel to The Dancing Feather (1843) (Restricted)

The Mysterious State-room: A Tale of the Mississippi (1846) (Restricted)

Neal Nelson; or, The Seige [sic] of Boston. A Tale of the Revolution (1845) (Restricted)

Norman; or, The Privateersman's Bride. A Sequel to 'Freemantle' (1845) (Restricted)

The Odd Fellow; or, The Secret Association, and Foraging Peter (1846) (Restricted)

Paul Perril, the Merchant's Son; or, The Adventures of a New-England Boy Launched upon Life (1847) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

The Pillar of Fire; or, Israel in Bondage (1859)

The Prince of the House of David; or, Three Years in the Holy City (1855)

The Quadroone; or, St. Michael's Day (1841) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

Rafael (1845) (Restricted)

Ringold Griffitt; or, The Raftsman of the Susquehannah. A Tale of Pennsylvania (1847) (Restricted)

Scarlet Feather; or. The Young Chief of the Abenaquies. A Romance of the Wilderness of Maine (1845) (Restricted)

The Seven Knights; or, Tales of Many Lands. Being Certain Romanceros of Chivalry (1845) (Restricted)

The Silver Bottle; or, The Adventures of "Little Marlboro" in Search of His Father (1844) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

The Slave King; or The Triumph of Liberty (1846) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

The South-West, by a Yankee (1835) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

The Spanish Galleon; or, The Pirate of the Mediterranean. A Romance of the Corsair Kidd (1844) (Restricted)

The Spectre Steamer, and Other Tales (1846) (Restricted)

Steel Belt; or, The Three Masted Goleta. A Tale of Boston Bay (1844) (Restricted)

The Sunny South; or, The Southerner at Home, Embracing Five Years Experience of a Northern Governess in the Land of the Sugar and the Cotton (1860) (Restricted)

The Surf Skiff; or, The Heroine of Kennebec (1847) (Restricted)

The Throne of David, from the Consecration of the Shepherd of Bethlehem, to the Rebellion of Prince Absalom. In a Series of Letters Addressed by an Assyrian Ambassador, Resident at the Court of Saul and David, to His Lord and King on the Throne of Nineveh (1860) (Restricted)

The Treason of Arnold: A Tale of West Point during the American Revolution (1847) (Restricted)

The Wing of the Wind: A Nouelette of the Sea (1845) (Restricted)

The Young Artist and the Bold Insurgent (1846) (Restricted)

EAF Manuscript Materials

Letter: Ingraham to Anne M. Hall (November 8, 1858)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

Other Resources

A Guide to the Joseph Holt Ingraham Collection from UVA Special Collections