According to Howe, Brooke's nickname was 'Bottle stopper'. He was a preacher, an author, and an art and literary critic.
He owned etchings by Whistler, according to Clegg.
Who's Who, London, 1898; 'Death of Mr Stopford Brooke', Times, London, 20 March 1916, p. 10; Clegg, Samuel, 'The library of Rev Stopford Augustus Brooke M.A.', Bibliophile, vol. 3, June 1909, pp. 186-189; Howe, Bea, Arbiter of Elegance, London, 1967, p. 171.