Samuel Edward Stiles (August 26, 1844 - October 9, 1901) was a 19th century historian and medical doctor based in Brooklyn, NY. As a child Stiles attended Brooklyn Public School No. 11. Graduating from High School, Stiles took work as a dry goods clerk. In 1864 Stiles was recruited by his elder brother, Dr. Henry Stiles, to work as an Assistant Librarian in the Long Island Historical Society. Working here Stiles developed a lifelong love of Brooklyn history. In 1867 he compiled his important multivolume History of Brooklyn. Afterwards Stiles turned his attention to the medical profession in which he became a prominent Brooklyn doctor and ardent supporter of Homeopathic medicine. Stiles died in 1901 and was survived by seven children.