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M-571 R. Hoe and Company Printing Equipment Correspondence

ABSTRACT: Letters to R. Hoe & Company regarding printing equipment.

SCOPE: This collection includes five letters addressed to R. Hoe & Company in New York. The letters, all of which discuss purchases of printing equipment, originate from five Missouri-based companies: Ladew, Peers, & Co. (St. Louis Type Foundry & Paper Warehouse), C. F. Chamberlin & Co., the Hugh R. Hildreth Printing Company, the Missouri Statesman, and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The letters are dated between 1858 and 1877.

EXTENT: Five letters.

HISTORY: R. Hoe & Company was originally founded as Smith, Hoe & Company in New York in 1805. The company manufactured printing presses and saws and patented numerous improvements to existing machinery, becoming one of the foremost printing equipment manufacturers in the nineteenth century.

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PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."