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Peters, John, 1917-1989 (book designer and printer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1917-1989

John Frederick Herbert Peters (1917-1989) was a typographic designer who worked at the Cambridge University Press 1950-1964.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Correspondence relating to Crutchley's autobiography To be a printer (1980), 1978-1983

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/D/6
Scope and Contents Letters before publication from John Dreyfus, Percy Muir, and Hans Schmoller; letters after publication from Noel Carrington, Michael D. Chater, Sandy Cockerell, Roger Coleman, Charles Crawley, Gaylord Donnelley, Joseph Edwards, August Frugé, Jonathan Gili, Peter Glazebrook, Eric Hanson, Michael Harvey, Harold Hugo, Mary Hyde, Chester Kerr, David Kindersley, Abe Lerner, Robert Lusty, Ruari McLean, Alix Meynell, John Nash, Cecil Northcott, Bill Oliver, John Peters, Anthony Phillips, Edmund...
Dates: 1978-1983
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 arising from publications, lectures and conferences

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9815/B
Scope and Contents Arranged chronologically. Some presently undated items are at the end of the sequence in box 42. Some folders are identified by the number of the publication in the 'Handlist of the writings of John Dreyfus'. Some files for publications include research notes: the more significant of these are mentioned in the list below. The contents of this series are sorted as follows: Box 27 = 1949-1972; includes research material for 'Beatrice Warde: first lady of typography' (1970) and for an exhibition...
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

Other correspondents (P-Q), 1929-1973

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/93
Scope and Contents These are: C. W. Parish, Eric Partridge, A. D. Peters, John Peters, Gabriel Pippet, Ezra Pound (2 letters, both 1948), Fanny Price, Björn and Aino Prytz, and Mary and Ernest Quick. Interfiled with the letters is a memorandum on the Perfect family apparently by Dudley Stewart Perfect.
Dates: 1929-1973
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

Other papers, 1936-1994

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/D
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection contains miscellaneous papers related to typography.
Dates: 1936-1994
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).
 Fonds

Papers of John Peters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9929
Scope and Contents Almost all these papers come from Peters's years at Cambridge University Press, with just a few examples of his earlier work for the Arts Council (1946-1949) and of his other activities including printing at the Vine Press, typeface design for the Monotype Corporation, letter-cutting, and calligraphy.
Dates: 1946-1964
Conditions Governing Access: 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).
 Fonds

Vine Press Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9861
Scope and Contents The Vine Press was the private press of John Peters (1917-1989) and Peter Foster (1919-2010) in the village of Hemingford Grey near Cambridge. From 1957 to 1963 the Press produced six books and a few ephemera. The business was run by Peters, and the archive consists mostly of his files. These cover all the books and prospectuses, and most of the ephemera, with trial settings, layouts, proofs, and much correspondence with authors and suppliers; as well as almost all the wood-engraved blocks,...
Dates: 1956-1971
Conditions Governing Access: 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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