John Henry Goldfrap

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John Henry Goldfrap (1879 – November 21, 1917) was a North American journalist and author of boys' books, participating in the "American series phenomenon".[citation needed] He always wrote under pseudonyms.

Biography[edit]

John Goldfrap was a member of the staff of the Evening World. He was born in England, and worked first at San Francisco newspapers, and then came to New York in 1905.[citation needed]

In addition to his children's stories and newspaper work, Goldfrap wrote movie scripts.[citation needed]

Goldfrap died on November 21, 1917 at Seaside Hospital, Staten Island, from tuberculosis. He left a widow.[1]

Works[edit]

Following is a list of his works under the respective pseudonyms.

Captain Wilbur Lawton

  • The Boy Aviators (eight volumes, 1910–1915)[2]
  • The Dreadnought Boys (six volumes, 1911–1914)[3]
  • The Ocean Wireless Boys (six volumes, 1914–1917)[4]

Lieutenant Howard Payson

  • The Boy Scouts (14 volumes, 1911–1918)[5]
  • The Motor Cycle Chums (six volumes, 1912–1915)[6]

Marvin West

  • The Motor Rangers (six volumes, 1911–1914)[7]

Dexter J. Forrester

  • The Bungalow Boys (six volumes, 1911–1914)[8]

Freemont B. Deering

  • The Border Boys (six volumes, 1911–1914)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Herald, 22 Nov 1917, page 9
  2. ^ "THE BOY AVIATORS SERIES By WILBUR LAWTON". c.web.umkc.edu.
  3. ^ "THE DREADNOUGHT BOYS SERIES By WILBUR LAWTON". c.web.umkc.edu.
  4. ^ "THE OCEAN WIRELESS BOYS SERIES By WILBUR LAWTON". c.web.umkc.edu.
  5. ^ "THE BOY SCOUTS SERIES By Howard Payson". c.web.umkc.edu.
  6. ^ "THE MOTOR CYCLE CHUMS SERIES By HOWARD PAYSON". c.web.umkc.edu.
  7. ^ "THE MOTOR RANGERS SERIES By MARVIN WEST". c.web.umkc.edu.
  8. ^ "THE BUNGALOW BOYS SERIES By DEXTER J. FORRESTER". c.web.umkc.edu.
  9. ^ "THE BORDER BOYS SERIES By FREEMONT B. DEERING". c.web.umkc.edu.

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