Whitelaw Reid bookplate   Save
Katherine Geis Collection
Description: This bookplate of Whitelaw Reid (1837-1912) has a banner at the top displaying the motto "Per Ardua ad Alta" (Through hard work, great things are achieved"). The central image in the bookplate is a castle-like building. Born near Xenia, Ohio, Reid graduated from Miami University in 1856. After working as a newspaper reporter during the Civil War, Reid was hired by Horace Greeley to write for the "New York Tribune." In 1892 Reid ran as the vice presidential candidate with Benjamin Harrison. William McKinley appointed him a member of the Peace Commission for the Spanish-American War. Reid was U.S. ambassador to Great Britain from 1907 to the time of his death. His son Ogden Mills Reid and daughter-in-law Helen Rogers Reid continued to publish the paper and in 1924 purchased the "New York Herald." The two papers merged to become the "New York Herald Tribune," a highly regarded publication. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05722
Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Literary Ohio; Bookplates; Books and reading; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912
Places: Katherine Geis Collection