Hoe, Robert

Hoe, Robert

(1839–1909) manufacturer, bibliophile; born in New York City. Succeeding his uncle, Richard Hoe, as head of a firm manufacturing printing equipment, he introduced key innovations in newspaper presses. He assembled an impressive personal library of over 20,000 titles and was a founder and first president of the Grolier Club, formed to foster arts relating to book production.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.