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Libbey, Edward Drummond, 1854-1925

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role Collector
dates 1854-1925
city Toledo
other citiesChelsea, MA; Boston, MA;
sex M
historical notes Art collector, businessman, opened the Libbey Glass Company in Toledo, OH, 1888.

He organized the Toledo Art Museum (1901), serving as its president (1901–25), funding building construction, and bequeathing to the museum his collection of Dutch and English art. He was also the founder of the Toledo Museum of Art in 1901 and was a large influence on the town of Ojai California.

Lent artwork for Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909, Frans Hals, Boy Playing Lute, now at Toledo Art Museum.
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Archives/Repository Collection Title Collection Details
University of Toledo
Carlson Library, Ward M. Canaday Center
Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company Records, 1851-1989. see details...
University of Toledo
Carlson Library, Ward M. Canaday Center
Owens-Illinois, Inc., Company Records (MSS-200) see details...

see also:
Libbey, Florence Scott, 1863-1938