Ingalls Kimball

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Ingalls Kimball
Hannibal Ingalls Kimball

DiedOctober 16, 1933(1933-10-16) (aged 59)

Ingalls Kimball (born Hannibal Ingalls Kimball; April 2, 1874 – October 16, 1933) was an American printer and entrepreneur.

Early years[edit]

Kimball was born in West Newton, Massachusetts to American entrepreneur Hannibal Ingalls Kimball and Mary (Cook) Kimball.[1] He attended Harvard College from 1890 to 1894.[1]


After graduation, he started the publishing and printing business Stone & Kimball with Herbert S. Stone.[1]

In 1897, Kimball established the Cheltenham Press in New York City.[1] A year later, Kimball commissioned American architect and type designer Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue to design the namesake Cheltenham typeface, considered at one point to be the most widely known typeface in the United States.[2]

In 1916, Kimball established the “National Thrift Bond Corporation.”[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Harvard College Class of 1894, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Report. Norwood, MA: Plimpton Press. 1919. pp. 259–60.
  2. ^ Lawson, Alexander S. (1990). Anatomy of a Typeface. Jaffery, NH: David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-87923-333-4.

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