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Robert Clarke
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Birth: May 1, 1829
Dumfries, Scotland
Death: Aug. 26, 1899
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Publisher. A native of Scotland, he was born in Annan in the County Dunfriesshire. Clarke emigrated to America in 1840 with his parents and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was educated at the common schools and later graduated from Woodward College. Clarke became a bookkeeper for William Hanna and then became a clerk at a bookstore in Cincinnati. He became the store's proprietor in the 1850's and specialized in American publications. The store was re-established as the Robert Clarke and Company in 1858. Clarke became an important publisher and also edited several major publications including "Campaign in Illinois" by Colonel George Rogers Clark, "Pioneer Biographies" by James McBride, and "Captivity with the Indians" by Captain James Smith. Clarke never married but amassed a very large collection of books in his personal library numbering over 7,000. His collection was later purchased by William Cooper Procter and later became property of the University of Cincinnati. Clarke was also one of the first members of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society of Cincinnati. He died in the library at his residence in Glendale, Ohio in 1899 when he was 70 years old. 
Spring Grove Cemetery
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 51, Lot 36
Created by: K Guy
Record added: May 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26623614
Robert Clarke
Added by: K Guy
Robert Clarke
Added by: K Guy
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You will be remembered as the author of "The Prehistoric Remains Which Were Found on the Site of the City of Cincinnati, with a Vindication of the Cincinnati Tablet", 1876.
 Added: Jul. 14, 2009

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