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Frank V. Webster
“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.
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...