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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Butler, Ellis Parker

BUTLER, ELLIS PARKER, an American author; born in Muscatine, Ia., in 1869. The vein of humor that he opened up in his writings, dating from the publication of “Pigs Is Pigs” in 1906, appealed strongly to the public, and his books and magazine articles have proved very popular. Among the best known of his books are “The Incubator Baby” (1906); “Cheerful Smugglers” (1908); “Adventures of a Suburbanite” (1911); “The Jack-Knife Man” (1913); and “Dominie Dean, a Tale of the Mississippi” (1917).