Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Green Hubbard (1856 - 1915) was writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher and a prominent member of the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1895, he founded Roycroft a community of craft workers and artists in East Aurora, New York. Clarence Darrow's first book, A Persian Pearl and Other Essays was published by Hubbard's Roycroft publishing company. A friend of Darrow, Hubbard and his wife were killed on May 7, 1915 when the Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine killing 1,198 people. In June 1930 Clarence Darrow and others participated in a birthday celebration for the late Elbert Hubbard in East Aurora. Darrow gave a talk about Hubbard.