Knowledge Identifier: +Edward_W._Bok
Born in 1863.
Countries: United States (55%), Florida (27%), New York (9%)
Linked to: Curtis Institute of Music, Western Union, Henry Holt and Company
In 1882, Edward Bok began work with Henry Holt and Company, and then, in 1884, he became involved with Charles Scribner's Sons, where he eventually became its advertising manager
Mark Twain - In 1882, he sent a photograph of himself in a white suit to 18-year-old Edward W. Bok, later publisher of the "Ladies Home Journal," with a handwritten dated note on verso.
From 1884 until 1887, Bok was the editor of "The Brooklyn Magazine," and in 1886, he founded The Bok Syndicate Press
After moving to Philadelphia in 1889, he obtained the editorship of "Ladies Home Journal", when its founder and editor, Louisa Knapp Curtis, stepped down to a less intense role at the popular, nationally-circulated publication
His 1920 autobiography, "The Americanization of Edward Bok", won the Gold Medal of the Academy of Political and Social Science and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography
In 1924 Mary Louise Bok founded the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, which she dedicated to her father, Cyrus Curtis, and in 1927, the Boks embarked upon the construction of Bok Tower Gardens, near their winter home in Mountain Lake Estates, Lake Wales, Florida, which was dedicated on February 1, 1929 by the president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge