This small collection contains letters, essays, broadsides, clippings, and photographs, created by and for Elbert Hubbard,
an American writer, publisher, and philosopher, and founder of the Arts and Crafts community of Roycroft. The materials were
collected by J.E. Woodhead in the course of his book collecting activities. In addition to publications produced by Hubbard's
Arts and Crafts community, Roycroft, and by the Roycrofters, it also contains letters from the Hubbards to the J.E. Woodhead
and his wife regarding Roycroft publications.
Elbert Hubbard was born on June 19, 1856 in Bloomington, Illinois and was raised in Hudson, Illinois. He began his career
as a travelling salesman with the Larkin Soap Company. In 1895, he founded Roycroft, an Arts and Crafts movement community,
in East Aurora, New York. Roycroft was an outgrowth of the private press founded by Hubbard in collaboration with his first
wife, Bertha. Hubbard and his second wife, Alice, died on May 7, 1915 at the sinking of the Lusitania.
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