Minot, John (1872 - 1941)

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

John Clair Minot was born in Belgrade, ME, attended Cony High School and Bowdoin College (1896) which gave him the honorary degree of Litt.D. in 1925. He worked as an editor for the Kennebec Journal for 10 years then at Youth's Companion and the Boston Herald where he was the literary editor for 19 years. He wrote stories about Bowdoin College, poems, and book reviews and delivered hundreds of lectures in contemporary literature at Boston University where he was the first to broadcast book talks in 1922-23.

Selected Bibliography

  • Tales of Bowdoin: Some Gathered Fragments and Fancies of Undergraduate Life in the Past and Present (1901)
  • Under the Bowdoin Pines; A Second Collection of Short Stories of Life at Bowdoin College Written by Bowdoin Men (1907)
  • Bowdoin Verse: A Collection of Poems Contributed by Students and Alumni to the Undergraduate Publications of Bowdoin Within the Past Fifteen Years (1907)
  • The Best Animal Stories I Know (1929)
  • The Best Bird Stories I Know (1930)
  • The Best College Stories I Know (1931)
  • The Best Stories of Exploration I Know (1932)
  • Rhymes of Freckle Days: Ballads and Songs of the Earlier Years Which Remain Forever Brave and Bright (1934)
  • The Best Stories of Heroism I Know (1934)