“Frank V. Webster” was a Stratemeyer Syndicate pseudonym used for the Webster series of stories that resemble the writings of Horatio Alger, Jr.

Unlike many pen names, a conscious effort was made to present “Frank V. Webster” as a real person.  A 1911 Cupples & Leon ad to the book trade, likely written by Edward Stratemeyer, made the Alger connection.

Frank V. Webster
A portion of a 1911 Cupples & Leon advertisement promoting the “Frank V. Webster” series volumes.
Webster Series

Webster Series

The Webster Series was published by Cupples & Leon between 1909 and 1915. Some of the 25 volumes are shown, including 6 of the 10 volumes initially offered in 1909. The full color DJs are from the 1920s reprints.Edward Stratemeyer read the writings of Horatio Alger, Jr. as a youth and later...