in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour. 864 words.
Landon, Melville De Lancey (07 September 1839–16 December 1910), wit and humorist, was born in Eaton, New York, the son of John Landon and Nancy Marsh, farmers. Landon was educated at...