The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Munsey, Frank Andrew

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MUNSEY, mun-si, Frank Andrew, American publisher: b. Mercer, Me., 21 Aug. 1854. After receiving a common school education he became manager of a telegraph oRice in Augusta, Me. He went to New York in 1882 to become editor and publisher of The Golden Argosy, a juvenile weekly, which he afterward changed into a monthly for adults under the style of The Argosy. Munsey's Weekly appeared in 1889 and after issuing this for one year he transformed it also into a monthly, calling it Munsey's Magazine. He now owns The Argosy, The Railroad Man's Magazine, and the All-Story Weekly and the daily newspapers New York Sun and Baltimore News. He was a pioneer in the publication of cheap illustrated magazines, Munsey's being the first magazine to be sold at ten cents a copy. He is a member of many clubs in New York City and elsewhere and is the author of several books: ‘Afloat in a Great City’ (1887); ‘The Boy Broker’ (1888); ‘A Tragedy of Errors’ (1889); ‘Under Fire’ (1890); and ‘Derringforth’ (1894).