Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Burgess, (Frank) Gelett

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BURGESS, (FRANK) GELETT, an American author and artist; born in Boston, Jan. 30, 1866. He was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he graduated in 1887. He embraced civil engineering as a profession, and had considerable railway experience (1887-1890) in California. In 1896 he took up literary work and speedily attracted favorable attention. Most of his writings were illustrated by himself. His work is of a whimsical and humorous nature. Among his publications are “Vivette” (1897); “Goops and How to Be Them” (1900); “The Picaroons” (1904); “Are You a Bromide?” (1906); “Love in a Hurry” (1913); “Mrs. Hope's Husband” (1917); etc.