Mark Twain
Lejaren Hiller, Sr.
(Visual Arts)
Henry Holt and Company
(Media and Entertainment)
Pulitzer Prize
Calvin Coolidge

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Edward W. Bok

Knowledge Identifier: +Edward_W._Bok


Edward W. Bok

Dutch born American editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author add

Category: Literature

Born in 1863.

Countries: United States (55%), Florida (27%), New York (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Mark Twain, Florida, Lejaren Hiller, Sr.

Linked to: Curtis Institute of Music, Western Union, Henry Holt and Company




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Edward W. Bok was born in 1863 add something


In 1876, at age thirteen, Edward Bok left school and became an office boy for Western Union Telegraph Company, but he didn't for one moment give up the idea of an education add something


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 add something


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 add something


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 add something


In 1896 Bok married Mary L. Curtis, the daughter of Louisa and Cyrus Curtis add something


In 1919, after thirty years at the journal, Bok retired add something


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 add something


In 1923, Bok proposed the American Peace Award add something


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 add something

Edward W. Bok died in 1930 add something


Edward W. Bok died on January 9, 1930 add something


Lejaren Hiller, Sr. - The collection was widely acclaimed, and in 1937 won the Edward Bok Award for advertising