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   Richard M. Hoe & Co. Papers 1824-1953.

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Richard M. Hoe & Co. Records. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078901 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Richard M. Hoe and Company (Bronx, New York, N.Y.)
Title:Richard M. Hoe & Co. Papers 1824-1953.
Physical description:ca. 10,500 items (45 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: Boxes 20-45 are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of many of the firm's letterpress books, 1837-1878, containing letters, accounts, and estimates for printing offices, newspaper offices, job presses, binderies, type foundries, saw mills, lithography shops, and stereotype foundries in all parts of the United States, Canada, and Latin America. There are incomplete series of incoming letter files, many with name indexes, for the years 1837, 1851, 1853-1858, 1862-1865, 1868, 1872-1879, and 1901. Also, a small group of letters sent to Richard March Hoe (cataloged correspondence). Salvaged files include incomplete contract files with related correspondence, 1894, 1910-1912, but chiefly for the year 1911. Also, some miscellaneous patents, 1949-1953, and miscellaneous manuscript patent files for printing presses with diagrams and blueprints as follows: American patents, 1850-1900, French patents, 1824-1906, and German patents, 1893-1908; and a small subject file of technical data for printing, binding, and other Hoe equipment as well as scrapbooks with photographs of Hoe machinery and ten oversize photographs of Hoe presses, 1872-1950.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

 Boxes 20-45 are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Preferred Citation

Richard M. Hoe & Co. Records. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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Cataloged 07/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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American Printing History Association.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Saxe, Stephen O.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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Patents (licenses).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Bookbinding industry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hoe, Richard March, 1812-1886.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lithographic workshops.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newspaper presses.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Printing machinery industry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Printing plants.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Printing presses--Patents.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sawmills.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tucker, Stephen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

American firm of printing machine manufacturers whose rotary press became very important in the field of newspaper printing. Richard March Hoe (1812-1886) took over the firm in 1830 and was especially interested in experimental and manufacturing phases of the business.

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