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Elbert Hubbard Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 19 May 2010

Biographical History

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.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Elbert Hubbard Letter is a 5-page handwritten letter dated 17 Nov 1900 and addressed to "Mr. Wagner," possibly Hubbard's business agent. It is written on letterhead from Winship House in Sparta, Wisconsin. In the letter, Hubbard complains that he was not paid for one of his lectures in Minneapolis and discusses his future tour schedule.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Subject Headings


Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915.


Lecturers -- United States.
Lectures and lecturing -- United States.


Sparta (Wis.) -- History.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Elbert Hubbard Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1966.

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