Frederick A. Stokes
Publicity photo portrait, 1932
Born November 4, 1857 Died November 15, 1939 (aged 82)
Manhattan, New York City
  Nationality American Occupation Publisher Known for Publishing Frank Buck and James Branch Cabell Ellen Colby Stokes
Frederick Abbott Stokes (November 4, 1857 - November 15, 1939) was an American publisher, founder and long-time head of the eponymous Frederick A. Stokes Company.  
Stokes graduated from
Yale Law School in 1879. He worked at Dodd, Mead and Company for a year and in 1881 established White & Stokes, a partnership that became the Frederick A. Stokes Company in 1890. The Stokes businesses published more than 3000 books in his 58 years, 1881 to 1939. 
Stokes published established writers such as
Francis Hodgson Burnett, Frank Buck, and Stephen Crane. He also published beginning writers such as James Branch Cabell, Maria Montessori, and Percival Wren. Best sellers included: , The Story of Ferdinand , On Jungle Trails , Doctor Dolittle , When Worlds Collide , and Guys and Dolls . The Story of Little Black Sambo Stokes was also known for publishing high quality art and children's books, such as "The Glue Books", a popular 17-volume series beginning with  The House That Glue Built in 1905. 
Stokes was an opponent of the new Book Clubs of the 1920s, and of modern advertising methods such as billboards and radio ads.
Stokes died 1939, at age 82, in his home at 344 West 72nd Street, Manhattan.
 Many prominent people from the book industry attended his funeral service at the  Church of the Incarnation (Episcopal). He was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. 
Stokes left the publishing company to his sons Horace Winston and Frederick Brett, who were then the company treasurer and secretary.
 J. B. Lippincott acquired it in 1943.
Authors' names are followed by dates of their known association with Frederick A. Stokes.
Helen Bannerman, 1900 
Louis Bromfield, 1926
Frank Buck, 1936
Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911
James Branch Cabell
Stephen Crane, 1899
Edward S. Curtis, 1912
Glenn Curtiss, 1912
Ferrin Fraser, 1936
Susan Glaspell, 1909-1931
Owen Johnson. 1912-1915
Munro Leaf, 1934-1942
Lois Lenski, 1929-1943
J. Thomas Looney, 1870 - 1944
Sinclair Lewis, 1910-1912 
Hugh Lofting, 1920-1936
Mary MacLane, 1917 Elizabeth Cooper, 1914-1927 
Maria Montessori, 1912-1917
L. M. Montgomery, 1917-1939
Richard F. Outcault, 1904-1914
Robert E. Peary, 1898-1912
John J. Pershing, 1931
Olive Higgins Prouty, 1919
Ellery Queen, 1929-1940
Edward V. Rickenbacker, 1919
W. Heath Robinson, 1925
Damon Runyon, 1931-1938
Walter C. Sweeney, Sr., 1924
William M. Timlin, 1923 Clara Andrews Williams, 1905-1926
Percival Wren, 1925-1933
Lee Wulff, 1939 Philip Wylie, 1933-1934
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"F. A. Stokes, 82, Book Publisher 58 Years, Dies".
New York Herald Tribune. November 17, 1939. p. 18.
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"F. A. Stokes Dead; Book Publisher, 82."
The New York Times. November 17, 1939. p. 21.
^ a b c Jackson, C. D. (2010). "From the Collection: With Paper and Glue: Building the Commercial Success of an Arts and Crafts Toy".
Winterthur Portfolio 44 (4): 351-386. doi: 10.1086/657113.
"Many Publishers at F. A. Stokes Rites".
The New York Times. November 19, 1939. p. 38.
Hay, Elizabeth (1981). Sambo Sahib: the Story of Little Black Sambo and Helen Bannerman. Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble. p. 31. ISBN . 0389201510
Lingeman, Richard R. (2002). . Minnesota Historical Society. pp. 39, 58. Sinclair Lewis: Rebel from Main Street
"Catalog Search Results | Hathi Trust Digital Library". catalog.hathitrust.org.
. Vol. XIV, July-December 1893. Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 18. Scribner's Magazine 
Further reading Frederick A. Stokes Company, The House of Stokes, 1881-1926: A Record, New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1926.
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