-Burt L. Standish
Gilbert Patten was a prolific author who wrote dime novels using several pseudonyms. Using the name Burt L. Standish, Patten wrote over 200 Frank Merriwell books and several Lucky Locke books. Patton explains the significance of his hero’s name: Frank for his honest character, Merri for his merry disposition, and Well for Frank’s robust good health and remarkable strength - three qualities American boys were strongly urged to acquire. Frank Merriwell is famous for his super-human ability to shrug off injuries that would incapacitate a normal human being. In addition to the numerous books, the Frank Merriwell books were made into a radio show, a movie, and one very short-lived musical.
Gifts from Mrs T. Lorraine Graber at the bequest of Dr. Ralph Graber.
Burt L. Standish (pseudonym of Gilbert Patten)
-Frank Merriwell's Foes (#3). David McKay, 1902.
Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/10934536
-Frank Merriwell's Bravery (#6). McKay, 1903.
Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/10934643
-Lefty O'the Training Camp. Barse & Hopkins, 1914.
Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/10934607
-Lefty Locke Owner. Barse & Company, 1925.
Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/10934608