Bronson Crocker Howard (1842-1908) was a wellknown American dramatist. He prepared for college at New Haven, Conn., but instead of entering Yale he turned to Journalism in New York. From 1867 to 1872 he worked on several newspapers, among them the Evening Mail and the Tribune. As early as 1864 he had written a dramatic piece Fantine which was played in Detroit. His first important play was Saratoga, produced by Augustin Daly in 1870. It was very successful and became the first of a long series of pieces which gave Mr. Howard a foremost position among American playwrights. In 1899 he collaborated with Brander Matthews in Peter Stuyvesant. Bronson Howard was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his other best-known plays are: Saratoga (1870), Old Love Letters (1878), Baron Rudolph (1881), Young Mrs. Winthrop (1882), One of Our Girls (1885), The Henrietta (1887), Shenandoah (1888), Aristocracy (1892) and The Autobiography of a Play (1914).