Horace Grant Underwood

In October 1950, when Leroy Anderson composed the classic, "The Typewriter," it was actually performed with a manual typewriter on stage with the orchestra. When most people think of an old typewriter it's most likely the Underwood typewriter, one of the most successful manual typewriter designs in the world, a replica of which is on display at Museum of the Bible.

John Underwood, who founded the Underwood Typewriter Company in 1895, supported his brother's mission work. Horace Grant Underwood was an ordained minister, and in 1886 opened a Christian orphanage in Seoul, Korea, and started the Korean Tract Society. In 1896, he published the first Korean hymnal, and later chaired the board of translators of the Bible into Korean.

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