Author:Harvey Jerrold O'Higgins

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Harvey Jerrold O'Higgins
Canada-born American author, playwright and one-time journalist. Pen names: Harvey J. O'Higgins, Harvey O'Higgins



  • The Smoke Eaters: The Story of a Fire Crew (1905) hathitrust; IA
  • Don-A-Dreams: A Story of Love and Youth (1906)
  • A Grand Army Man (1908) [1] IA
  • Old Clinkers, a story of the New York Fire Department (1909) IA
  • His Mother (1909) novelette (also in The American Magazine, Aug 1909; and in Silent Sam and Other Stories (1914)) IA (microfilm)
  • The Beast (1910) hathitrust
  • From the Life; Imaginary portraits of some distinguished Americans (1919)IA
    • Owen Carey (also, Century Magazine, Jan 1918)
    • Jane Shore (also, Century Magazine, July 1917)
    • Thomas Wales Warren
    • Benjamin McNeil Murdock
    • Conrad Norman
    • W. T.
    • Hon. Benjamin P. Divins
    • Sir Watson Tyler
    • District-Attorney Wickson
  • Julia Cane: a novel (first serialized in Harper's Magazine, 1924)
  • Clara Barron (1926)

Short Stories and Collections[edit]

  • Silent Sam and Other Stories of Our Day (1914) (transcription project)
    • Silent Sam
    • His Mother (also in The American Magazine (1909); and as a booklet in 1919)
    • In the Matter of Art (also in Collier's, Mar 20, 1909)
    • Tammany's Tithes
    • The Clowns
    • The Devil's Doings (also as "The Doings of the Devil" in McClure's Magazine, Jun 1908)
    • The Hired Man (also in Collier's, Feb 15, 1908)
    • The Honeymoon Flat
    • The Old Woman's Story
    • The Hot-Air Harps
    • The Reporter (also in Collier's, Oct 30, 1909)
    • The Mother-in-law
    • In the Musée (also in Collier's, Nov 28, 1908)
    • The Exiles (McClure's magazine, Mar 1906)
    • During the War (also as "In War Time" in McClure's magazine, Feb 13, 1909)
    • In Lovers' Meeting
    • The Two Mickeys
    • Larkin

Magazine stories[edit]

  • Stories included in Silent Sam and Other Stories
    • "The Doings of the Devil" (McClure's Magazine, Jun 1908; as "The Devil's Doings" in Silent Sam and Other Stories)
    • "The Exiles" (McClure's magazine, Mar 1906)
    • "The Hired Man" (Collier's, Feb 15, 1908)
    • "In the Musée" (Collier's, Nov 28, 1908)
    • "In War Time" (Collier's, Feb 13, 1909; as "During the War" in Silent Sam and Other Stories)
    • "In the Matter of Art" (Collier's, Mar 20, 1909)
    • "The Reporter" (Collier's, Oct 30, 1909)
    • "His Mother" (ss) The American Magazine, Aug 1909
  • Captain Kieghley ("Old Clinkers") stories[2]


  • The Argyle Case; a drama in four acts (1912? 1927?), with Harriet Ford; written in co-operation with Detective William J. Burns [3]
  • The Dummy (1914), with Harriet Ford [Detective Barney] [4]
  • "When a Feller Needs a Friend"; a play in three acts (1920), with Harriet Ford, IA


Magazine articles:

  1. Based on the play by David Belasco, Marion short and Pauline Phelps
  2. Most, or all, of these stories were reworked (quite heavily) to form separate chapters of the novel Old Clinkers (1909)
  3. A novel based on this play was written in 1913 by Arthur Hornblow
  4. Converted into a Broadway play that ran from April to October 1914; was also filmed twice, as a silent in 1917 and a talkie in 1929.

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1929, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.