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Please be especially careful about assigning Stratemeyer Syndicate pen names to Edward Stratemeyer personally. The main names he personally wrote as include his own, Arthur M. Winfield, Edna Winfield, and Capt. Ralph Bonehill. Other names are probably more safely ascribed to the Stratemeyer Syndicate since they cannot be attributed to any single person.
     For the Rover Boys, Putnam Hall series, etc. please put in the Arthur M. Winfield page
     There are separate pages for Captain Ralph Bonehill and Edna Winfield as well. Visit them for more info about those pseudonyms.
     Stratemeyer also wrote 11 books under the Alger name (after Alger's death) but do not combine him with Alger.
     Stratemeyer also wrote 1 book under the name of Oliver Optic (after Optic's death), but please do not combine him with Optic.

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Edward Stratemeyer was a prolific author with about 160 of his stories being published as books. He was also a literary agent and founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book packager which produced some 1,400 juvenile series book volumes between 1905 and 1985. When he died in 1930, ownership of his Syndicate passed to his daughters who ran it together for twelve years. After 1942, Harriet S. Adams ran it alone with partners and hired assistants until her own death in 1982.

He is the creator of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, and many other famous children's series.
Disambiguation notice
Please be especially careful about assigning Stratemeyer Syndicate pen names to Edward Stratemeyer personally. The main names he personally wrote as include his own, Arthur M. Winfield, Edna Winfield, and Capt. Ralph Bonehill. Other names are probably more safely ascribed to the Stratemeyer Syndicate since they cannot be attributed to any single person.
     For the Rover Boys, Putnam Hall series, etc. please put in the Arthur M. Winfield page
     There are separate pages for Captain Ralph Bonehill and Edna Winfield as well. Visit them for more info about those pseudonyms.
     Stratemeyer also wrote 11 books under the Alger name (after Alger's death) but do not combine him with Alger.
     Stratemeyer also wrote 1 book under the name of Oliver Optic (after Optic's death), but please do not combine him with Optic.

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