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Manly Tello


"Tello, Manly (1842-April 4, 1905), journalist and lawyer, was born in Porto Santo, Maderia Islands" but was raised in Brooklyn, New York. "He served in the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1863, when he was captured and imprisoned in the North. He came to Cleveland in 1877, edited the Catholic Universe, 1877-1893, and practiced law, 1893-1905. Thirty-one years after his death, his daughter published a collection of his writings for private circulation . . . ."

[William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books: Biographical Data and Selective Bibliographies for Ohio Authors, Native and Resident, 1796-1950 621 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., for the Ohioana Library Association, 1962)] [Used with permission of the Ohioana Library Association]


Manly Tello, A Voice from the Stars: A Book of Poetry (Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Done by the Bookfellows at the Torch Press, 1929)(Marie Tello Phillips ed.)

_________, Once Upon a Time: Verses and Stories for Children ([Pittsburgh: The Observer Press], 1936)(Marie Tello Phillips ed.)


Manly Tello, The Story-Hour: Four Minute Stories for Little Folks ([Pittsburgh: Observer Print], 1934)(Marie Tello Phillips ed.)