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:
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.
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.
Includes letters from James Mosley to Crutchley and from Gertraud Benöhr to John Dreyfus. The design was never identified.
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'.
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.
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.
Includes 2 sets of smoke-proofs, one marked 'Impressions of punches made at C.U.P. 1950'.
Correspondence. Meynell's correspondents include the BBC, Stanley Morison and Douglas McMurtrie, and Walter Lewis This was a broadcast on 24 June 1940.
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'
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).
Autograph ms. letters (photocopies).
The letters include Morison's Christmas card for 1921.
Comprises letters from James Wells (2), John Dreyfus (2), [?] David Rogers, David J. Hall, Sebastian Carter and Nicolas Barker.
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
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.
Includes mention of the Monotype Corporation and a report by Minns, E.H.
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.'
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.