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Bloomfield, Diana, 1915-2010 (wood engraver and book illustrator)



  • Existence: 1915 - 2010


Born in 1915, took up wood engraving after the second world war. She produced cover designs for OUP and Penguin, many Christmas cards, bookplates and letter heads, and illustrations for a handful of books. The letters at Add.9632 (written from her home at 36 Wildwood Road, Hampstead) chart the progress of her work for Evelyn Ansell and John Peters, a happy collaboration for all the parties.

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Twenty-five poems / Evelyn Ansell; with wood engravings by Diana Bloomfield (Aug. or Sep. 1963), 1963-1969

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9861/A8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: 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: 1963-1969
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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (