Innes, William T. (William Thornton), 1874-1969

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William Thornton Innes was a Philadelphia publisher and editor.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1898-1969. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122608750

From the guide to the William T. (William Thornton) Innes papers, ca. 1898-1969, Circa 1898-1969, (American Philosophical Society)

William Thornton Innes was born in Philadelphia in 1874. Innes' printing career began in 1892 at Billstein and Son; however, Innes soon established his own printing firm, Innes & Sons, Printers and Publishers. During the 1920's Innes helped establish a trade school for printing and over the years Innes made a substantial contribution to industrial arts education in Philadelphia.

Innes' interests expanded beyond printing and in 1908 he authored a book about acquarium fish. In 1932 Innes began publishing a monthly magazine called THE ACQUARIUM. In 1956 Innes retired as president of the National Mutual Fire Insurance Co., thirteen years prior to his death on February 27, 1969. Innes was the last private resident on the Temple campus.

From the description of Papers, 1869-1960. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122491161

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aquarium Society of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Aquarium Society of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Epstean, Edward, 1868-1945. person
associatedWith Innes and Sons, Printers and Publishers. Philadelphia (Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Innes Investments, Inc. Philadelphia (Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ives Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Ives, Frederic Eugene, 1856-1937. person
associatedWith Myers, George S. person
associatedWith Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences. Fish Genetics Laboratory. Office of the Geneticist. corporateBody
correspondedWith Traubel, Anne Montgomerie, 1864-1954 person
correspondedWith Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Wolf, Herman Theodore, 1855- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Photography--Printing processes
Stereotyping (Printing)
Color printing
Photoengraving--Half-tone process
Aquarium fishes
Ichthyology--Societies, etc


Birth 1874

Death 1969



Ark ID: w67m1068

SNAC ID: 68596822