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DRONE, Eaton Sylvester, journalist, born in Zanesville, Ohio, 25 January 1842. He was graduated at Harvard in 1866, studied law, and was admitted to the New York bar in 1869. Since 1880 he has been attached to the staff of the New York "Herald," as a writer on law subjects. He has contributed numerous articles to periodical literature and to the "American Cyclopaedia," the "Annual Cyclopaedia," and the "Encyclopaedia Britannica," and is the author of a treatise on "Law of Property in Intellectual Productions, embracing Copyright and Playright" (Boston and London, 1879), which was the first exhaustive treatise ever published on that subject.
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