Bronson Howard was born in Detroit, MI on October 7, 1842 and died in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey on August 4, 1908. He was a well-known American playwirght. His first imajor play was Saratoga, produced by Augustin Daly in 1870. Some of his other plays include The Banker's Daughter (1878). Old Love Letters (1878). The Henrietta (1887), Young Mrs. Winthrop (1882), One of our Girls (1885), Shenandoah (1889), and Aristocracy (1892).