Morison, Stanley Arthur, 1889-1967 (editor and typographer)
- 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 35 Collections and/or Records:
A tally of types, by Stanley Morison, 1953-1976
Acquisition of Frederic Warde's Arrighi italic type, 1935-1963
Additional papers relating to the collection and to Johnston's punches, 1945-1967
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.
Chancery Italics, 1940-1948
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.
Letters from Steinberg are typescript carbon copies or ms. drafts. Letters to him are original ms. or typescript.
Correspondence about a type-design by Morison for the Bauer foundry, 1989
Includes letters from James Mosley to Crutchley and from Gertraud Benöhr to John Dreyfus. The design was never identified.
Correspondence between Stanley Morison and Harry Carter, 1930
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'.
Correspondence with Stanley Morison, 1957-1964
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.
David Caplan: pen and ink drawing of Stanley Morison at a lectern, 28 May 1958
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.
Files on individual people
Inventory of Cranach Press punches and matrices, 1950
Includes 2 sets of smoke-proofs, one marked 'Impressions of punches made at C.U.P. 1950'.
Lead soldiers of Gutenberg, 1940
Correspondence. Meynell's correspondents include the BBC, Stanley Morison and Douglas McMurtrie, and Walter Lewis This was a broadcast on 24 June 1940.
Letter from Stanley Morison to Philip Gaskell, 23 Feb. 1956
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'
Letters from Francis Meynell to Oliver Simon, 1921-1954
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).
Letters from Morison to Robert Barrington-Ward, 1936-1941
Autograph ms. letters (photocopies).
Letters from Stanley Morison to Oliver Simon, 1921-1951
The letters include Morison's Christmas card for 1921.
Letters to Charles Egleston concerning a paper on Stanley Morison, 1995
Comprises letters from James Wells (2), John Dreyfus (2), [?] David Rogers, David J. Hall, Sebastian Carter and Nicolas Barker.
Letters to Philip Gaskell from bibliographers, 19 May 1951-23 Feb. 1956
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Letters to Will Carter from various correspondents (M-Y) and unidentified correspondents, 1934-1992
Memoranda and correspondence 1940-1, 1940-1941
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.
Morison, S.: Correspondence with the Press, 1923 - 1947
Includes mention of the Monotype Corporation and a report by Minns, E.H.
Morison, Stanley, 1962-1963
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.'
Papers of Stanley Morison
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.
Papers of the Fanfare Press
- ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
- Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 33
- University Archives (GBR/0265) 2
- Archival Object 33
- Collection 2