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Warde, Beatrice Lamberton, 1900-1969 (née Becker and typographer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1900 - 1969

Biography

Beatrice Warde (1900-1969), the 'First Lady of Typography', was a prolific writer and speaker on printing. She came to England from the United States in 1925 and lived there the rest of her life. After a short career as an independent scholar, writing under the name of Paul Beaujon, she joined the Monotype Corporation and became their chief publicist. Among her other activities was the foundation in 1940 of Books Across the Sea. She was a lifelong and close friend of Stanley Morison.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

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A tally of types, by Stanley Morison, 1953-1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/A/5
Scope and Contents Folder 1 = Letters after publication from Greer Allen, Lewis Allen, Ernest Barker, Max Caflisch, Sydney Cockerell, Gaylord Donnelley, Alvin Eisenman, Alfred Fairbank, Evan Gill, Robert Harling, Walter Harrap, Joan Hassall, John Hayward, Ellic Howe, André Jammes, Thomas Jones, George Macy, Giovanni Mardersteig, Francis Meynell, Percy Muir, Roger Mynors, J. B. Oldham, G. W. Ovink, Stanley Pargellis, Vivian Ridler, Carl Purlington Rollins, Rudolph Ruzicka, John Sparrow, Paul Standard, Francis...
Dates: 1953-1976
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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Acquisition of Frederic Warde's Arrighi italic type, 1935-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/E/1
Scope and Contents Correspondence; notes on this item by Sebastian Carter; showings of the type (1935-1995); trial settings of Spenser, Epithalamium in this type (marked 'Ephithalamium - project'). Correspondents include Arnold Bank, Joseph Blumenthal, Christopher Bradshaw, Jackson Burke, Harry Carter, John Carter, Douglas Cleverdon, Marshall Davidson, Franz Hess (only copies of letters from Will Carter to him), Charles W. Hobson, John Holroyd-Reece, Ernest Ingham, Roger Levenson, Matt. P. Loman, Giovanni...
Dates: 1935-1963
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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Beatrice Warde, 1939-1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9814/E/59
Scope and Contents Folder 1 = correspondence. Interfiled are a postcard map of her house 'Pomfrets' by Leo Wyatt and a tear-sheet of an article about her retirement (1960). Some of the later letters are annual Christmas letters, partly duplicated and partly ms. Folder 2 = clippings and tear-sheets of obituaries; announcement and order of service for her memorial service with typescript of the 'bidding' by Jack Matson (1969); and correspondence with James Moran about the appeal for a Beatrice Warde memorial...
Dates: 1939-1970
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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Beatrice Warde, 1928-1969

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/125
Scope and Contents

Folders 1-2 = correspondence. This includes a pamphlet The shelter in Bedlam (by Warde; 1937) inscribed to Meynell. A separate envelope contains compositions of Beatrice Warde, mainly small items published by the Monotype Corporation. With these are an unidentified fragment of typescript by her; obituaries; and letters to Meynell about her from James Moran (1960) and John Dreyfus (1969).

Dates: 1928-1969
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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Correspondence 1929-1932, 1929-1932

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D42/2
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include A. W. Bain & Co., American Printer (Edmund G. Gress), Dulau and Company Ltd (Leslie Chaundy), R. F. Eberhart, Henry Hansen, J. E. Pouterman, John Holroyd-Reece, Rudolph Koch, William MacCance, Philobiblion, Lord Ponsonby, Frank C. Reilly, Ward Ritchie, Fernand Roches, Jacob Schwartz, Mark Thompson, Stanley Unwin, and Beatrice Warde.

Dates: 1929-1932
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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Correspondence between Henry Steinberg and Beatrice Warde, 1939-1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9819/A/2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Letters from Steinberg are typescript carbon copies or ms. drafts. Letters to him are original ms. or typescript.

Dates: 1939-1956
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).
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Correspondence between Morison and Beatrice Warde, 1925-1966

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/D/292
Scope and Contents All the letters are from Warde to Morison except those in folder 3. Many undated letters have been dated by Nicolas Barker. A few remaining undated are in folder 13. Folder 1 = 1925-1927, including a letter (photocopy) of Morison to an unidentified correspondent, probably Warde, enclosing part of a type-specimen of Fournier. The letter of 25 Mar. 1925 is reproduced in Barker, plate 4b Folder 2 = 1942, the letter of 20 June 1942 enclosing tear-sheets from magazines Folder 3 = letters from...
Dates: 1925-1966
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).
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Glanvill Benn, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/8
Scope and Contents

Letter relating to Kenneth Day, The typography of press advertisement (Benn, 1956). With these letters are a printed advertisement for Meynell's original book with this title (1929 ) and transcripts of letters from Beatrice Warde to Kenneth Day.

Dates: 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).
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Harry Carter, 1936-1971

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/14
Scope and Contents

Includes a letter from Beatrice Warde to Carter (1936), correspondence between Meynell and Vivian Ridler (1968), and notes of a conversation with Carter taken by Alix Meynell in connection with Meynell's memoirs.

Dates: 1936-1971
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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Lansdell, John, 1962-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9827/A/39
Scope and Contents

Includes copies of correspondence with Charles Batey and Beatrice Warde.

Dates: 1962-1963
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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Letters from Beatrice Warde to Oliver Simon, 1925-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9853/A1/33
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Except for items 1, 28, and 36, all the correspondence is from others to Simon.

Dates: 1925-1955
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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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).
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Morison and Beatrice Warde, 1925-1967

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/F/10
Scope and Contents

Ca. 50 photographs including: photographs of Morison alone taken by Warde; miscellaneous photographs of Warde and her house; and 2 prints of the engraving of her by Eric Gill dated 1929. Some of the photographs are colour slides. Others, including 3 photographs of Morison taken in a studio in the Strand in 1925 or 1927, have ms. covering notes in her hand.

Dates: 1925-1967
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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Other correspondence, 1956-1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D18/6
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Arthur Woollacott & Rappings Ltd, Carl Friedmann, Max Reinhardt, Monotype Corporation (P. C. Allen, Beatrice Warde), Herbert Rees, and The Times (W. J. Haley).

Dates: 1956-1957
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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Other correspondence, 1960-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D20/11
Scope and Contents

Meynell's correspondents include Louis M. Hacker, Oxford University Press (John Brown), Helen Macy, W. R. Phillips, Random House (Bennett Cerf, Charles Antin, Donald Klopfer), Max Reinhardt, W. Harvie Service, and Beatrice Warde.

Dates: 1960-1963
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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Publications of Beatrice Warde, 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/E3/16
Scope and Contents

Offprints, a tear-sheet, pamphlets, and her book The type specimen of Jean Jannon 1621 (1927), amounting to 14 different publications (some in the name of Paul Beaujon). With these is an issue of Barnard College Alumnae (April 1937) including an article about her; and the cloth spine lettered 'B.W.' of the box from which most of these were removed.

Dates: 1927
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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Research correspondence, 1943-1944

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B12/1
Scope and Contents

Meynell's correspondents include Strickland Gibson, Holbrook Jackson, Geoffrey Keynes, Robert Leighton, and Beatrice Warde,

Dates: 1943-1944
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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Talk on Beatrice Warde to the English-Speaking Union, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B59/49
Scope and Contents

Original draft typescript of 1 page marked 'Dec 1955 and March 1 '56'; typescripts (original with ms. alterations and carbon copy) of 10 pages; correspondence with the English-Speaking Union (Frank Darvall) The talk was given at a meeting also addressed by Beatrice Warde on 1 Mar. 1956.

Dates: 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).
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Words in their hands: a series of photographs by Walter Nurnberg, with a commentary by Beatrice Warde, 1964-1965

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/A/7
Scope and Contents

Two letters from Beatrice Warde (July 1964 and Apr. 1965).

Dates: 1964-1965
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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