US philanthropist and publisher father of Mary Louise Curtis Bok father-in-law of Edward Bok 1896 great-grandfather of Derek ..
1802 – Born on July 10th in Peebles, Tweeddale, Scotland. A Scottish author, publisher, and, with his brother William (1800–83), founder of the firm of W. & R. Chambers, Ltd., and of Chambers’s Encyclopaedia. 1818 – Robert began business as a bookstall keeper in Edinburgh and befriended many literary figures, including Sir Walter Scott, who ..
1898 – Bennett Cerf was born and brought up in New York City on the 25th of May. 1919-1920 – He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Litt.B. from its School of Journalism. 1925 – He was the president of Modern Library. 1927 – He founded Random House. – He was ..
1940 – Cahill was born in New York City of Irish-American parents. – He received a Jesuit education, studying ancient Greek and Latin. 1964 – At Fordham University, he obtained a B.A. in classical literature and philosophy. 1965 – He finished pontifical degree in philosophy. 1968 – He received an M.F.A. in film ..
Italian printer and typographer 1740 – Giambattista Bodoni was born on the 16th of February in Saluzzo, Piedmont, Italy. Went to Rome, and became a compositor for the press of the Propaganda. 1768 – Bodoni was appointed printer to the court of Parma. 1813 – He died on 29th of November ..
1796 – Born on the 4th of July in London, the son of a German bookbinder. 1831 – He started as a dealer in rare books and "remainders." 1841 – Issued his "Guinea" Catalogue of books, a monumental work containing 23,208 items. 1848 – He was noted for his book auction sales. 1864 – It ..
1776 – William Blackwood was born on the 20th of November. Scottish publisher and founder of the firm of William Blackwood & Sons. 1790 – At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to a firm of booksellers in Edinburgh. 1804 – Returned to Edinburgh and opened a shop in South Bridge Street. ..
1944 – Lord Black was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on the 25th of August. 1969 – The Black family founded the Ravelston Corporation as an investment vehicle. 1971 – The three formed Sterling Newspapers Limited, a holding company that would acquire several other small Canadian regional newspapers. 1985-2003 – He served as CEO of ..
US (Scottish-born) journalist and newspaper editor 1795 – Born on the 1st September in New Mill, Scotland. Bennett immigrated to Nova Scotia, where he taught bookkeeping, then to Portland, Maine. 1820 – He was in Boston and worked as a proofreader and bookseller. – Charleston Courier hired him to translate Spanish news reports. ..
1900 – Born on the 1st of April in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. 1921 – He demonstrated an ability to write, became chairman of the Yale Record, and graduated. 1929 – He took on as partner Chester Bowles and founded the New York agency of Benton and Bowles. 1937 – Benton to come to the university ..