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Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he had early success as a traveling salesman for the Larkin Soap Company. Presently Hubbard is known best as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Some of the Roycroft Campus buildings remain; they have been restored and are open to visitors. The complex is a National Historic Site.

Among Hubbard's many publications were the fourteen-volume work Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great and the short publication A Message to Garcia. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, died aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 19th, 1856 (Bloomington), Died May 7th, 1915 (Atlantic Ocean;RMS Lusitania)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-15620 12-in. 1/22/1915 A message to Garcia Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
Victor C-15621 12-in. 1/22/1915 Message to Garcia Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hubbard, Elbert," accessed October 23, 2021,

Hubbard, Elbert. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from

"Hubbard, Elbert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

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