Nebraska Authors

Ernest Allen Gerrard

Born 1873-06-18 Columbus, NE (USA)

Died 1968-01-06
Sussex County (ENGLAND)

Ernest Gerrard was born and raised in Columbus, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and has the distinction of being the very first Quarterback for the University of Nebraska Football Team. After graduation, Gerrard moved to New York where he studied literature and psychology at Columbia University in New York City. Gerrard published short stories as well as a play that was published by the Ivy Press, a private printer in Lincoln, Nebraska, but is best known for his book Elizabethan Drama and Dramatists, 1583-1603, which is still in print today. Gerrard moved to his father's native England and spent the rest of his life there, settling at High Tide Cottage in Sussex County. Mr. and Mrs. Gerrard would often return to Nebraska to visit family here. Gerrard's sister Grace was the wife of Roscoe Pound, another Nebraska author.


Places Lived

Columbus, NE
Lincoln, NE
New York City, NY
Sussex County, ENGLAND

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay


Short Stories; Plays; Elizabethan Drama; Joan of Arc


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1894, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Graduate Studies in Literature and Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY




University of Nebraska Football Team, First Quarterback
Brother-in-law of Roscoe Pound


France and the Maid, A Drama in Three Acts. 1904. [Ivy Press, Lincoln, NE]
Elizabethan Drama and Dramatists, 1583-1603. 1928.

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