Stone, Alan Reynolds, 1909-1979 (designer and engraver)
- Existence: 1909 - 1979
Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
Includes correspondence from Reynolds Stone, Herbert Simon and others about John Commander (1954).
Correspondence with the Club; with Christopher Sandford (1948); and with Reynolds Stone about the design of an emblem for stationery (1956). With the letters are printed membership lists for 1956 and 1961; and a letter to Wilfrid Meynell (1942, mentioning his new membership).
This series consists of papers, including correspondence, relating to Morison's published and unpublished compositions (except memoranda internal to the Monotype Corporation and The Times). Also included are some items which, although not properly compositions of Morison, incorporate his work, whether in supervision, editing, or design.
Album so labelled on spine. It contains: a copy of the printed prospectus; letters from Reynolds Stone, John Johnson, James Guthrie, J. M. Keynes, Bernard Darwin, Graham Pollard, O. F. Morshead, G. D. H. Cole, Lord Esher, Jan van Krimpen, Percy Muir, C. H. St. J. Hornby, J. Fletcher, Michael Clapham; specimen slips for the catalogue, prospectus for the catalogue, and clippings.
Morison was Typographical Consultant to Cambridge University Press from 1925 until 1959. The letters to Morison up to 1941 are mostly typescript carbon copies; those from Morison are original typescripts or else manuscript letters in his hand. Some letters are to or from Morison's secretaries G. E. Alexander and M. J. Gasking, and Lewis's secretary J. M. Claydon.
Christmas cards to Brooke and Diana Crutchley from Janet and Reynolds Stone, 1936-1940 (Date-range from item 11.)
Three cards with wood-engravings by Stone
The correspondents include the editors, Charles Batey, Rupert Hart-Davis, Vita Sackville-West (who wrote the introduction to the volume), Reynolds Stone, and the publisher Jonathan Cape. At the end of the sequence are letters of thanks from recipients of presentation copies. The correspondence includes each editor's choices of essays and poems for inclusion.
Correspondents include Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc., the British Council, W. M. Brown, Common Ground (1951) Ltd, Victor Gollancz, Grinnell College Library (Henry Alden), Liverpool Daily Post, George Macy, Gordon Miles, Rand McNally and Company, Max Reinhardt, Rosemary Rutherford (with an etching by her), Rupert Smith, S. C. Smith, Reynolds Stone, Thomas Hope and Sankey Hudson Ltd, W. & G. Foyle Ltd (M. Morton-Smith), and William Clowes and Sons Ltd.
Includes a letter from R. J. L. Kingsford to Lewis, and a copy of a letter from Morison to F. W. Dwelly.
Correspondence with George Bellew, Alan Lascelles, and Reynolds Stone, with a pencil drawing.
Most of the correspondence concerns designs by Reynolds Stone made in 1954-5. Meynell's chief correspondents are Stone and John Simpson. With the letters are committee minutes and specimens of past and proposed designs. Also with the papers of 1954-6 are earlier letters and a memorandum by Harry Carter (1947), and a colour transparency of the arms (of uncertain connection to the rest of this item).
With the correspondence are signed proofs of the double title-page spread engraved by Stone.
Includes a drawing for a '1440 G' device, not the final version used.
Autograph ms. letter dated 11 Aug. 1932.
Except for items 1, 28, and 36, all the correspondence is from others to Simon.
With these letters are carbon copies of 2 letters from Keynes to Meynell, and letters to Keynes from Mervyn Horder (1936), Harry Carter (1937), and Reynolds Stone (1938). With the letters is a print of 'Glad dawn' by William Blake (of uncertain relation to Keynes's editions of Blake).
Correspondence with Will Carter. Correspondents include Hans Schmoller, Reynolds Stone, Giovanni Mardersteig. With the correspondence are obituaries of Mardersteig and Schmoller (1985). This was a festschrift for Giovanni Mardersteig, printed (but not set in type) by Will Carter. The correspondence includes a layout by Hans Schmoller.
Six sets of 7 different wood-engravings.
R. S. Thomas, The mountains; illustrated with ten drawings by John Piper engraved on the wood by Reynolds Stone, with a descriptive note by John Piper (Clover Hill Editions, 1968), 1966-1968
Copy (manuscript by John Piper for his note, typescript for the poem, typescript for the prospectus); dummy (marked 'the printing dummy'); page proofs of frontmatter; proofs of wood-engravings on various papers (marked 'block pulls'); various layouts; artwork for title page; printed title page (marked 'Design work'); correspondence with Will Carter; with a clipping of a review (1970). Correspondents include Chilmark Press (Louis G. Cowan), Douglas Cleverdon, John Piper, Reynolds Stone.
Folder 1 = correspondence, including a letter from Stone to Harry Carter (1948). Folder 2 = specimens and proofs of engravings by Stone, with tear-sheets from The Connoisseur containing an article on Stone (1963).