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Macy, George, 1900-1956 (publisher)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1900 - 1956

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Correspondence, 1934-1952

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D1/1
Scope and Contents

The letters mainly concern later editions (including the Penguin edition of 1938), but also include letters from readers. Meynell's correspondents include Edward Bawden, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., Nonesuch Press (Harry Carter, Frederick Lemon, George Macy), Penguin Books (John Lane, Allen Lane, Edward Young), and Robert Leighton.

Dates: 1934-1952
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

Correspondence before publication, 1944-1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B8/1
Scope and Contents

Meynell's correspondents are chiefly the Fanfare Press (including the estimate for the 1945 printing), J. M. Dent & Sons, Nonesuch Press (Robert Leighton, George Macy).

Dates: 1944-1945
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 on individual people

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9815/A
Scope and Contents John Dreyfus's files consisting principally of correspondence, but also clippings, examples of printing (if the person was a printer or engraver), compositions by the person, and in some cases Dreyfus's research notes and compositions relating to the person. Some files have the name of a press or other corporate body rather than a person. The contents of this series are as follows: Box 1 = Abacus Typographers, Olive F. Abbott, George Abrams, Elmer Adler, Alexander Alexieff, Greer Allen,...
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

General correspondence, 1925-1972

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

In the 'pre-war' years, some letters concern individual Nonesuch publications. With the letters are a few announcements and programmes for events related to the Press. From 1936 until 1952 Meynell was not formally part of the Nonesuch business. In the 'post-war' years (items 21ff.), the general correspondence files exclude letters on a single publication (which are in the relevant subseries). Some letters relate to the Nonesuch Library. Some letters are to or from Pamela Zander.

Dates: 1925-1972
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

George and Helen Macy, 1939-1966

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/70
Scope and Contents Folder 1 = 1940-1950, including a printed programme for a dinner celebrating the twenty-first anniversary of the Limited Editions Club (1950) Folder 2 = 1952-1954, including correspondence about the Silver Jubilee dinner of the Club and Meynell's 'Aldus award' (11 May 1954). Some correspondence with Harold Riegelman and U.S. officials concerns the visa which came too late for him to attend. With this is the text of Meynell's speech, recorded on tape and played at the dinner Folder 3 = 1956,...
Dates: 1939-1966
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

Letters from George Macy to Oliver Simon, 1950-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9853/A1/16a
Scope and Contents

One letter from Macy (1953) with which are 2 award certificates presented to Simon by the Limited Editions Club in May 1950 and May 1954.

Dates: 1950-1954
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 from various correspondents (K-M) to Oliver Simon, 1924-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9853/A1/16
Scope and Contents

The letters are from Tom Kendrick (1952, 1956), Rudolf Koch (1930), Karl Kup (1954), Lynton Lamb (1954), Allen Lane (1946-1954), Lettice Lane (1954), Walter Lewis (1945), Enid Marx (1931), Gerard Meynell (1924), R. H. Middleton (1931).

Dates: 1924-1954
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

Preface to The shaving of Shagpat, by George Meredith (1955), 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B58/60
Scope and Contents

Typescript draft; typescript (3 carbon copies) of 3 and 4 pages; correspondence with George Macy. The book was published by the Limited Editions Club.

Dates: 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).
 Series

The Nonesuch Press, 1923-1972

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D
Scope and Contents This series contains papers of the Nonesuch Press from its beginning in 1923 until after its last publication (not counting John Dreyfus's History of the Nonesuch Press, 1981) in 1968. Meynell's files were roughly sorted into 'Pre-war Nonesuch', 'Macy's Nonesuch' (George Macy owned the business 1936-51), and 'Post-war Nonesuch'. This series retains the basic chronological scheme, except for subseries D42 and 43 at the end which keep general correspondence and correspondence about permissions...
Dates: 1923-1972
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

Typographical and other design, 1929-1970

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

This series covers Meynell's work for others, either as designer or adviser. (But most of his advertising is in series F.) Subseries E1-E9 are the names of books he designed, mostly for the Limited Editions Club.

Dates: 1929-1970
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).
 File

Wartime subjects, 1939-1944

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C2/9
Scope and Contents Meynell's file 'War correspondence'. It includes correspondence (mostly carbon copies of outgoing letters) with Alan Barlow, E. Boumphrey, R. A. Butler, Ramon Casanova, Bennett Cerf, P. J. (?) Hancock, Marion Hegarty, Shade (Mrs. Keiller), Robin Kilroy, George Macy, Robert Mennell, P. Messmer, National Council for Civil Liberties, Francis Ogilvy, Hans Popper, Olivia Sowerby, and Alan Steyne. With the letters are some typescript memoranda recording anecdotes and diary entries, and a...
Dates: 1939-1944
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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