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Monotype Corporation Ltd

 Organization

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

 File

A Greek type for Cambridge University Press, 1956-1962

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/D1/6
Scope and Contents

Drawings; photographs; memoranda; specimens; correspondence. The type was never made. Drawings include enlargements of some lower-case letters of Monotype series 169 with which the type was planned to be compatible. Drawings and specimens that are dated (except large ones) are interfiled with the correspondence. Correspondents include Cambridge University Press (Brooke Crutchley, John Dreyfus), Matthew Carter, G. S. Kirk, D. L. Page, Stephenson Blake & Co., J. D. Wilkinson.

Dates: 1956-1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

An alternative Blado italic type for the Monotype Corporation, 1954-1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/D1/2
Scope and Contents

Drawings in pencil and ink. Correspondence with the Monotype Corporation (Stanley Morison, Beatrice Warde). Carter proposed to design a 30-point (on 36) type with long ascenders, descenders and swash letters. The type was never produced.

Dates: 1954-1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Files relating to consultancies and societies

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9815/C
Scope and Contents The contents of this series are as follows: Box 43 = Limited Editions Club (to which Dreyfus was European consultant 1956-1977), including files on books designed by Dreyfus Box 44 = Limited Editions Club, further similar files Box 45 = Limited Editions Club, further similar files; with part of a transcript of an interview with Mrs. George Macy (1972) Box 46 = Double Crown Club, including menus and printed ephemera, some annotated by Dreyfus, with some correspondence between him and officers...
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Klang Bold, 1958-1959

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/D1/11
Scope and Contents

Three proofs of the capitals and lower case in 36 and 48 point, dated 24 and 30 Sept. 1959; and a photograph of the original drawings mounted on board and marked 'now being cut by Stephenson Blake & Co. Ltd, Sheffield, England. 1958'.

Dates: 1958-1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Letters to Will Carter from various correspondents (M-Y) and unidentified correspondents, 1934-1992

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/F/13
Scope and Contents Letters collected by Will Carter, including letters from well-known correspondents, and from writers of good italic hands. Correspondents include John Marsden, G. L. McKay, Francis Meynell, Francis Minns, the Monotype Corporation (John C. Tarr; enclosing specimens of series 499 Sachfenwald), Stanley Morison (with carbon copy of Will Carter's reply), Owen Morshead, David Parsley, Raef Payne, Richard Pennington, John Peters, Ejnar Philip, Roger Powell (to John Dreyfus), Edward Price, Lloyd and...
Dates: 1934-1992
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Monotype Corporation, 1937-1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9814/D2
Scope and Contents

Hutt was a consultant to the Corporation 1937-9.

Dates: 1937-1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Octavian, 1957-1958 (Date from inscription on verso.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/D1/8
Scope and Contents

Various oversize drawings of the letters. Folder 1 = roman; with a printed showing of the type in 2 columns. Folder 2 = italic. One drawing of K M N X has an overlay showing David Kindersley's suggested improvements.

Dates: 1957-1958 (Date from inscription on verso.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Octavian, 1958 (The date is approximate.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/D1/9
Scope and Contents

23 letters drawn in black ink on small rectangles of board, 194 mm. high, and wide in proportion their set-width in Monotype units. The letters represented are T a b c d e g h i j k n r s u, some more than once; with 3 word-spaces.

Dates: 1958 (The date is approximate.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Spectrum roman and italic, 1957 (Date is approximate.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/D1/7
Scope and Contents

16-page booklet with this title (2 issues in English, and French and Dutch); with a 4-page folder 'Trial display sizes of "Monotype" Spectrum'. One issue of the 16-page booklet is 'a specimen designed by Will Carter and Jan van Krimpen for the Monotype Corporation Limited'; the other, and the French and Dutch versions, are attributed to Carter alone.

Dates: 1957 (Date is approximate.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

The Monotype Corporation, 1922-1966

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/B1
Scope and Contents

Morison became Typographical Adviser to the Monotype Corporation in 1923.

Dates: 1922-1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

The typeface Klang and a border ornament for the Monotype Corporation, 1955-1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/D1/4
Scope and Contents Pencil drawings of the font; Correspondence (1952-1956); Various showings and proofs, also with a card 'This is a specimen of a paragraph mark cut by Will Carter to be used with Goudy Text 24 pt.' and showing the mark; Offprints of 'Will Carter: designer of Klang', Composing Stick 14 (Winter 1956) and Will Carter, 'The evolution of Klang', Penrose Annual 51 (1957), 65-66. Correspondents from the Monotype Corporation include M. G. Gasking, Stanley Morison, Alan Jones, Geoffrey Paulson,...
Dates: 1955-1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

The typeface Octavian for the Monotype Corporation, 1954-1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/D1/5
Scope and Contents

Drawings, photographs, and stats of various alphabetical letters, mostly undated; Correspondence and memoranda on Monotype Octavian (1955-1964); Correspondence on Monophoto Octavian (1975-1976). Correspondents include Max Caflisch, David Kindersley, Ronald Mansbridge, Rauri McLean, Monotype Corporation (John Dreyfus, J. Goulding, Alan Jones, William Morgan, Doris Weller), Vivian Ridler, Hans Schmoller.

Dates: 1954-1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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