Steinberg, Sigfrid Henry, 1899-1969 (historian)
- Existence: 1899 - 1969
Sigfrid Henry Steinberg (1899-1969) was a scholar with expert knowledge in many fields including German history and literature, letter-forms, and printing history. He came to Britain from Germany in 1936 with his wife Christine and was interned briefly in 1940. He was editor of the Statesman's Yearbook (1946-1969) and other reference books. Among his own books was Five hundred years of printing (Penguin Books, 1955). He was a friend of Stanley Morison, who consulted him on many projects. He was one of the principal architects of the exhibition Printing and the Mind of Man in 1966
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
With letters to Morison from Eric Steinberg (2 June 1951) and Christine Steinberg (27 Dec. 1952); a draft letter from Steinberg to the editor of the TLS (13 Dec. 1954); a letter from Steinberg to M. G. Gasking, with annotations by Morison (4 July 1957); and 2 letters from Steinberg to Desmond Flower (2 and 11 May 1963).
Includes a letter from Edward Playfair to John Carter about one of Steinberg's contributions.