Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Collier, Robert Joseph
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COLLIER, ROBERT JOSEPH, an American editor and publisher, son of Peter Fenelon Collier, born in New York City in 1876. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1894 and took post graduate studies at Oxford and Harvard Universities, On the death of his father he became head of the publishing firm of P. F. Collier & Son, and for a time was editor of “Collier's Weekly.” He initiated the formation of the Lincoln Farm Association, which by popular subscripton raised funds for the purchase of the farm upon which Lincoln was born in Kentucky, and the erection of a granite memorial which inclosed the Log Cabin on the farm, This memorial was formally accepted by the United States Government in 1916. Mr. Collier was a member of many societies and took a prominent part in relief work during the World War. He was a well-known sportsman. He died suddenly, Nov. 9, 1918.