The New International Encyclopædia/Dodd, Moses Woodruff

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DODD, Moses Woodruff (1813-99). An American publisher, born at Bloomfield, N. J. After graduation at Princeton in 1837, he entered the Princeton Theological Seminary, but was soon obliged by ill health to relinquish his studies for the ministry, and in 1839 formed a partnership with John S. Taylor, then a leading publisher of New York. Mr. Taylor having withdrawn in 1840, he continued the business under the style of M. W. Dodd until his retirement in 1870. The publications of the house during this period were chiefly theological or religious. Frank Howard (1844—), son of the preceding, was born at Bloomfield, N. J. In 1870. with Edward S. Mead, he succeeded to the business of his father, under the firm name of Dodd & Mead, the establishment becoming, with the admission of Bleecker Van Wagenen in 1876, Dodd, Mead & Company. Afterwards he became the active head of the firm and was instrumental in establishing the Bookman, The New International Encyclopædia, and other important enterprises. As booksellers, the firm has become one of the leading authorities upon and dealers in rare books. It has published the works of many of the best-known modern writers in fiction and general literature and art.