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Morison, Stanley Arthur, 1889-1967 (editor and typographer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1889-1967

Stanley Morison (1889-1967) was the preeminent authority on typography in Britain in the 20th century. Besides his many publications, his influence was exerted partly through his positions as a consultant to the Monotype Corporation, to The Times newspaper (for which he designed Times Roman in 1932), and to the University Press, Cambridge.

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

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A tally of types, by Stanley Morison, 1953-1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/A/5
Scope and Contents Folder 1 = Letters after publication from Greer Allen, Lewis Allen, Ernest Barker, Max Caflisch, Sydney Cockerell, Gaylord Donnelley, Alvin Eisenman, Alfred Fairbank, Evan Gill, Robert Harling, Walter Harrap, Joan Hassall, John Hayward, Ellic Howe, André Jammes, Thomas Jones, George Macy, Giovanni Mardersteig, Francis Meynell, Percy Muir, Roger Mynors, J. B. Oldham, G. W. Ovink, Stanley Pargellis, Vivian Ridler, Carl Purlington Rollins, Rudolph Ruzicka, John Sparrow, Paul Standard, Francis...
Dates: 1953-1976
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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Acquisition of Frederic Warde's Arrighi italic type, 1935-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/E/1
Scope and Contents Correspondence; notes on this item by Sebastian Carter; showings of the type (1935-1995); trial settings of Spenser, Epithalamium in this type (marked 'Ephithalamium - project'). Correspondents include Arnold Bank, Joseph Blumenthal, Christopher Bradshaw, Jackson Burke, Harry Carter, John Carter, Douglas Cleverdon, Marshall Davidson, Franz Hess (only copies of letters from Will Carter to him), Charles W. Hobson, John Holroyd-Reece, Ernest Ingham, Roger Levenson, Matt. P. Loman, Giovanni...
Dates: 1935-1963
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

Additional papers relating to the collection and to Johnston's punches, 1945-1967

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9818/D
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Edward Johnston designed four types for the Cranach Press of Count Harry Kessler: 1. 2-line Brevier italic lower case (1912-1913) 2. 8-, 10- and 12-point blackletter (1912-1930) 3. 16-point Greek (1929-1930, abortive) 4. 2-line Brevier italic capitals (1930-1931). This collection contains papers arising from all four of these projects, as well as from some earlier design work by Johnston for Kessler starting in 1904. These papers also cover Stanley Morison's purchase of the punches for...
Dates: 1945-1967
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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Album, 1960-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9814/H/5
Scope and Contents Album bound in blue cloth with items pasted or tipped in. The first half of the album contains reviews of Hutt's book Newspaper design (1960) including a letter from Stanley Morison; the second half, miscellaneous clippings about Hutt, tear-sheets of short articles by him, and reviews of his book British trade unionism (1962 edition). Some loose papers laid in have been removed to a folder.
Dates: 1960-1963
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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Chancery Italics, 1940-1948

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/E/4
Scope and Contents Copy (mostly typescript, including carbons, partly autograph manuscript) for a book by Will Carter with this title, including table of contents; dummy of 'experimental pages'; proofs of title 'Chancery italics' with various notes on italic writing books and showings of italic types; correspondence, some letters enclosing further specimens of type. Correspondents include Alfred Fairbank, Frederick. W. Goudy, Stanley Morison, Paul Standard. The book was never published.
Dates: 1940-1948
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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Correspondence, 1937-1968

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9819/A
Scope and Contents Letters from Steinberg are typescript carbon copies or ms. drafts. Letters to him are original ms. or typescript.
Dates: 1937-1968
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).
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Correspondence about a type-design by Morison for the Bauer foundry, 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/D/8
Scope and Contents Includes letters from James Mosley to Crutchley and from Gertraud Benöhr to John Dreyfus. The design was never identified.
Dates: 1989
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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Correspondence between Stanley Morison and Harry Carter, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9820/B/2
Scope and Contents The letters concern Carter's comments on Monotype Fournier in his book Fournier on typefounding (1930). With the letters is a letter from Morison conveying the letters to Oliver Simon, marked by Howe 'passed by Simon to Ellic Howe'.
Dates: 1930
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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Correspondence with Stanley Morison, 1957-1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9821/B/2
Scope and Contents From the Series: The book was a revision of Morison's Four centuries of fine printing (Benn, 2nd ed. 1949), with supplementary material by Kenneth Day. Some of the letters are to and from Glanvill Benn. Day's and Benn's letters are typescript carbon copies.
Dates: 1957-1964
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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David Caplan: pen and ink drawing of Stanley Morison at a lectern, 28 May 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/290
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Comprises single items or small collections, chiefly correspondence, donated to or purchased by Cambridge University Library. Together with a number of items and fragments found in Cambridge University Library books and bindings.
Dates: 28 May 1958
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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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, Lewis...
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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Inventory of Cranach Press punches and matrices, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9818/D/3
Scope and Contents Includes 2 sets of smoke-proofs, one marked 'Impressions of punches made at C.U.P. 1950'.
Dates: 1950
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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Lead soldiers of Gutenberg, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B60/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence. Meynell's correspondents include the BBC, Stanley Morison and Douglas McMurtrie, and Walter Lewis This was a broadcast on 24 June 1940.
Dates: 1940
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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Letter from Stanley Morison to Philip Gaskell, 23 Feb. 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/474
Scope and Contents Thanks for offprint of 'First two years', valuable now that printing 'enters upon a revolutionary period and ... its methods will offer students of typography no parallel to those of the past'
Dates: 23 Feb. 1956
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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Letters from Francis Meynell to Oliver Simon, 1921-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9853/A1/17
Scope and Contents The letters include a leaf apparently from a letter to Stanley Morison, marked 'O. S. to notice'. With the letters is a proof title-page of the Nonesuch Congreve (1923) and a typed copy of a poem on cricket by 'one Kerr' (1928).
Dates: 1921-1954
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).
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Letters from Morison to Robert Barrington-Ward, 1936-1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/D/18
Scope and Contents Autograph ms. letters (photocopies).
Dates: 1936-1941
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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Letters from Stanley Morison to Oliver Simon, 1921-1951

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9853/A1/18
Scope and Contents The letters include Morison's Christmas card for 1921.
Dates: 1921-1951
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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Letters to Charles Egleston concerning a paper on Stanley Morison, 1995

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/132-139
Scope and Contents Comprises letters from James Wells (2), John Dreyfus (2), [?] David Rogers, David J. Hall, Sebastian Carter and Nicolas Barker.
Dates: 1995
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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Letters to Philip Gaskell from bibliographers, 19 May 1951-23 Feb. 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/470-477
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 19 May 1951-23 Feb. 1956
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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Letters to Will Carter from various correspondents (M-Y) and unidentified correspondents, 1934-1992

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/F/13
Scope and Contents Letters collected by Will Carter, including letters from well-known correspondents, and from writers of good italic hands. Correspondents include John Marsden, G. L. McKay, Francis Meynell, Francis Minns, the Monotype Corporation (John C. Tarr; enclosing specimens of series 499 Sachfenwald), Stanley Morison (with carbon copy of Will Carter's reply), Owen Morshead, David Parsley, Raef Payne, Richard Pennington, John Peters, Ejnar Philip, Roger Powell (to John Dreyfus), Edward Price, Lloyd and...
Dates: 1934-1992
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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Memoranda and correspondence 1940-1, 1940-1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/F10/1
Scope and Contents Includes papers on the introduction of clothes rationing, and on Meynell's appointment as Adviser. Correspondence includes a letter to Stanley Morison and letters to Meynell from Malcolm Thomson, and Bessie Rosenberg.
Dates: 1940-1941
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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Morison, S.: Correspondence with the Press, 1923 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/2/8618
Scope and Contents Includes mention of the Monotype Corporation and a report by Minns, E.H.
Dates: 1923 - 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.
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Morison, Stanley, 1962-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9827/A/48
Scope and Contents Includes several duplicated memoranda by Morison about the project. In a separate folder are typescript slips for the exhibition catalogue, with ms. annotations by Morison. With the correspondence is a n exchange of letters between Muir and E. Franco, marked by Muir 'SM. Passed to you.'
Dates: 1962-1963
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 Stanley Morison

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812
Scope and Contents Almost all Morison's books and papers were destroyed by enemy bombs on 10/11 May 1941. This collection therefore consists chiefly of papers he accumulated after that date, although some earlier papers have come into the collection from other sources.
Dates: 1841-1990
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

Papers of the Fanfare Press

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9825
Dates: 1923-1978
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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