Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1856-06-19
Death 1915-05-07
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American author, publisher, master craftsman; died on the Lusitania, May 1915.

From the description of Papers of Elbert Hubbard, 1896-1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136608

American author and lecturer; founder of The Roycroft Shop which produced furniture, various publications and fine editions of the classics. Hubbard died, along with his wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, during the sinking of the Lusitania.

From the description of Letters by Elbert Hubbard, 1896-1924. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122560066

Elbert Green Hubbard (1865-1915) was an American writer, editor, and publisher. He spent years as a successful businessman and salesman before becoming involved in the arts and crafts movement. In 1895, he founded the "Roycroft," a craft colony and private press in East Aurora, New York. He soon became famous for his writing and enterprising philosophy and was also a very popular lecturer.

From the guide to the Elbert Hubbard Letter, 1900, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Elbert Hubbard was an author, publisher, businessman, and eccentric. He is perhaps best remembered for establishing the Roycroft Shop, an artist's commune in Aurora, New York. In addition to running the commune, he wrote, edited, and published numerous works via the Roycroft Press; perhaps the best-known of these were the journal The Philistine, and the pamphlets Little Journeys, somewhat philosophical sketches on a variety of topics.

From the description of Elbert Hubbard letter to Mr. Washburn, ca. 1900. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54004508

From the description of Letter, photograph clipping, and article about Elbert Hubbard, 1915-1938. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62297459

Author, editor, and lecturer who was killed on the Lusitania in 1915.

From the description of Bill, 1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699756

From the description of Letter, 1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122652977

From the guide to the Elbert Hubbard bill, 1904 October 7, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Author and lecturer, proprietor of the Roycroft Shop, publisher of de luxe editions of the classics, located in East Aurora, N.Y.

From the description of Letters, 1901-1917. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270165

From the description of Letters, 1901-1917. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 15671631

American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement and is, perhaps, most famous for his essay A Message to Garcia.

From the description of Elbert Hubbard letters, 1896-1906. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122452461

Founder of the Roycroft Shops in East Aurora, New York, which were noted for bookbinding, printing, woodworking, and other crafts, Hubbard was also the editor of The Philistine and author of many books and pamphlets. Leadership of the Roycroft Fraternity passed to Elbert (Bert) Hubbard II (1882- ) when the elder Hubbard perished in the sinking of the Lusitania.

From the description of Letters, 1894-1961, bulk, 1894-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145408890

Author, editor and master craftsman; employee in advertising and sales dept. of Larkin Soap Company. Founded the Roycroft Shop in East Aurora in 1895.

From the description of Letter : Cambridge, Mass., to Gertrude M. Kingman, 1894 Jan. 17. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33484437

Little Journeys is a series of books written by Elbert Hubbard. Each title focuses on the biography of famous men and women in their home settings. The publication of Little Journeys marks the beginning of the Roycroft Press. In researching this series, Hubbard traveled to Europe in the early 1890s. While there, he became influenced by artist William Morris. After returning to the States, Hubbard was unable to find a publisher for his books; like Morris, he decided to set up his own private press.

From the description of Little journeys : sheet collection, circa 1900-1903. (Buffalo & Erie County Public Library). WorldCat record id: 631224094

Author and lecturer.

From the description of Elbert Hubbard family papers, 1896-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452276

Hubbard was an author, publicist, and merchandiser. A prolific writer, much of his material appeared in his monthly, THE PHILISTINE. Hubbard was a passenger on the Lusitania when it was torpedoed in 1915.

From the description of Letters, 1907 and 1909. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 31453445

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Subjects:

  • Book industries and trade
  • Small presses
  • Authors, American
  • Artists--Biography
  • Authors, American--Autographs
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Publishers and publishing--History
  • Lecturers--United States
  • Bookbinding--1880-1920
  • Writers, American--19th century--Manuscripts
  • Retail Trade
  • New York State
  • Lectures and lecturing--United States
  • Manuscripts--English

Occupations:

  • Lecturers
  • Authors
  • Editors

Places:

  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Indiana--Indianapolis (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--East Aurora (as recorded)
  • Sparta (Wis.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--East Aurora (as recorded)
  • New York (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--East Aurora (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--Buffalo (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • East Aurora (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Iran (as recorded)
  • New York State (as recorded)
  • East Aurora (N.Y.) (as recorded)