At Princeton Bob joined Dial Lodge and majored in English. His thesis was titled “Boswell, Johnson, and Mrs. Piozzi.” He did graduate work at Brasenose College, Oxford, before taking up his life’s work at C.A. Stonehill, a rare book and manuscript dealer established by his father and Charles Stonehill of Great Bookham, Surrey, England in the 1930s. Bob succeeded his father as president of the firm and traveled extensively in the United States and England to work with other dealers, scholars, librarians, and collectors of English literature. He was a longtime member and officer of the American Booksellers Association.
Bob died Feb. 10, 2020. He was predeceased by his son, Rob; and is survived by two daughters, Megan and Kathy.