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Zapf, Hermann, b 1918 (calligrapher and type designer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: b 1918

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Acquisition of the Hunt Roman type, 1967-1981

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/E/9
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Will Carter (1967-1971 and 1980-1981); printed announcement (1981). Correspondents include Arnold Cook Ltd, Banks and Miles, Gertrude L. Benöhr, George H. M. Lawrence, Oxford University Press, Jack Werner Stauffacher, Stempel AG, Stephen Austin and Sons Ltd, D. Stephenson Blake & Co Ltd, and Hermann Zapf.

Dates: 1967-1981
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

Emery Walker: some light on his theories of printing and on his relations with William Morris and Cobden-Sanderson, by Colin Franklin, 1973-1974

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/A/13
Scope and Contents Folder 1 = letters before publication from Trevor Jones and John Dreyfus, the latter enclosing a letter from R. C. H. Briggs to him, and photocopies of legal papers in the case of Walker v. Cobden-Sanderson. Also with these is a photograph of Walker and Cobden-Sanderson, and a copy marked for reproduction Folder 2 = letters after publication from Lewis Allen, British Library, Colin Franklin, David Gentleman, Philip Hofer, Michael Hornby, Jonah Jones, Geoffrey Keynes, Lynton Lamb, Giovanni...
Dates: 1973-1974
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).
 File

George Orwell, 1984 (not printed), 1980-1982

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/A/116
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Sebastian Carter. Correspondence is chiefly with the Arion Press (Andrew Hoyem), with whom a collaboration was planned. Correspondents also include Hermann Zapf. With a pamphlet 'An advertisement for the press of Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem' (ca. 1971).

Dates: 1980-1982
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

Hermann Zapf, 1967-1968

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9814/E/63
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Most of this series comes from Hutt's 'people' files, which along with correspondence included clippings and other papers about the person.

Dates: 1967-1968
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 Hermann Zapf to Will Carter, 1938-1988

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/F/11
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series contains correspondence that is either personal or else related to more than one project of the Press. Correspondence related to a particular project will generally be found in the item for that project, not here; but some letters kept separate by Will or Sebastian Carter are retained separately in this series.

Dates: 1938-1988
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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