Elisha Jay Edwards
Elisha Jay Edwards (often bylined as E.J. Edwards, and under the pen name Holland) (1847 - April 25, 1924) was a well-known investigative journalist and financial reporter of the late 19th and early 20th century. He broke the story in 1893 of President Grover Cleveland's secret cancer surgery aboard his friend Elias Cornelius Benedict's yacht Utowana, which the administration denied.
Edwards graduated from Yale University in 1870, and its law school in 1873. He served as Washington correspondent of the New York Sun from 1880–84, and editor of the New York Evening Sun from 1887-89. Starting in 1889 he began writing a long-running column as "Holland" which was carried in The Philadelphia Press, Chicago Inter Ocean, and The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Edwards also had a personal and professional relationship with author Stephen Crane.
Edwards also wrote a book titled, Shad and Shed, Or, The Remarkable Adventures of the Puritan Brothers.
- Wertheim, Stanley. A Stephen Crane Encyclopedia, p. 94 (1997)
- (6 July 2011). A Yacht, A Mustache: How A President Hid His Tumor, NPR
- Algeo, Matthew. The President Is a Sick Man, p. 136-148 (2011)
- Algeo, Matthew. "A President, A Yacht, And A Secret Operation". BoatUS. No. October/November 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
- Intro note to Edwards article, The Connecticut Magazine, p. 619 (1907)
- (11 February 1918). Holland, The Wall Street Journal (glowing tribute to Edwards' work)
- (27 April 1924) Elisha Jay Edwards (obituary), The New York Times
- (2 September 1932). Mrs. Elisha J. Edwards (obituary), The New York Times