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Carter, John Waynflete, 1905-1975 (bibliographer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1905 - 1975

Biography

John W. ('Jake') Carter was a bookseller and bibliographer. He is best remembered as the co-author (with Graham Pollard) of An enquiry into the nature of certain nineteenth century pamphlets (1934) which exposed the forgeries of Harry Buxton Forman and Thomas J. Wise. Chief among his other books is ABC for book-collectors (5 editions in his lifetime, 1952-72). Carter was the head of the London rare-book department of Charles Scribner's Sons 1927-1953, after which he joined the firm of Sotheby's, opening their New York office in 1955. He was later a director of the firm. Carter was a friend of Stanley Morison, and was one of the organizers of the exhibition 'Printing and the Mind of Man' in 1963 (see MS Add. 9827).

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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Carter, John, 1963-1973

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9827/C/6
Scope and Contents

Carter was Muir's co-editor. With his letters to Muir are copies of other letters to and from him. These include letters from Cassell and Company Ltd (Eleanor Corey, Desmond Flower, Bryan Gentry), Frank Francis, Denys Hay, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. (Arthur A. Cohen), Allen Hutt, George D. Painter, and S. H. Steinberg. Some correspondence is between Carter and Muir's assistant R. H. Read.

Dates: 1963-1973
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 commemorative plaque at 47 Palace Court, 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/A6/2
Scope and Contents

Meynell's correspondents include John Masefield, John Carter, and the London County Council (J. G. Randall). With the letters is a printed pamphlet listing houses with commemorative tablets, annotated by Meynell.

Dates: 1947
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 loans of books to the exhibition 'Modern books and writers' at the National Book League Apr.-Sept. 1951 and the British Council travelling exhibition 'British Books of our times', 1950-1951

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/F16/1
Scope and Contents Correspondents include John Baker, David Bland, the British Council (Ruth Atkinson), John Carter, Dennis Cohen, J. Compton, Desmond Flower, Golden Cockerell Press, Joan Hassall, Robert Leighton, National Book League (Elizabeth Edmondston), Oxford University Press (Charles Batey, Geoffrey Cumberledge, Patricia Faulkner), J. M. Richards, Michael Sadleir, Charles J. Sawyer, Martin Secker, James Shand, and Aubrey West. With the letters is a printed programme of book exhibitions for the Festival...
Dates: 1950-1951
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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Correspondence about Meynell's collection of Nonesuch Press books, 1969-1972

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D40/2
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence of Alix Meynell and John Carter, and a letter from Vivian Meynell to Francis . With the letters are clippings and tear-sheets from booksellers' lists.

Dates: 1969-1972
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 the catalogue after publication, 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B15/3
Scope and Contents

Meynell's correspondents were C. C. Wood and John Carter.

Dates: 1947
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

Correspondence and papers, 1936-1968

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8214
Scope and Contents

Relating to editions of Newton's Principia: Add.8214/1-66: letters to Munby; 67-118: copies of letters from Munby; 119-124: other letters; 125-137: other items; 138-145 other items (1955 and undated)

Dates: 1936-1968
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 between Morison and John Carter, 1942-1967

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/D/53
Scope and Contents Not all Carter's letters are dated and some are placed approximately in the sequence. Folder 1 = 1942-1950, with a letter from Philip Robinson to Morison dated 4 Aug. 1950 Folder 2 = 1951 Folder 3 = 1952-1953 Folder 4 = 1954, with a copy of a letter from Carter to Philip Hofer dated 27 July 1954 Folder 5 = 1955-1956 Folder 6 = 1957-1958, with a letter from J. Shand to Carter dated 23 Jan. 1957 Folder 7 = 1959-1960, with a galley proof of a review annotated by Carter Folder 8 = 1961, with an...
Dates: 1942-1967
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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Correspondence concerning the exhibition 'Printing and the mind of man' and the resulting books in English and German, 1962-1968

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9819/A/10
Scope and Contents

Steinberg was a member of the Historical sub-committee of the exhibition, chaired by P. M. Muir, and a contributor to the volume edited by Muir and John Carter. A German translation was published by Prestel Verlag. Most of the correspondence is with Muir and Carter. Other correspondents include F. A. Brockhaus, Kurt Busse, Cassell and Company Ltd, Frank Francis, Prestel Verlag (Gustav Stresow), J. S. G. Simmons.

Dates: 1962-1968
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 of Francis Meynell about Francis Thompson, 1932-1973

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/A5/2
Scope and Contents Meynell's correspondents include Boston College Library (Terence L. Connolly), John Carter, Pierre Danchin, Charmazel Dudt, Mrs. Hart, William Doyle Hennessy (including transcripts of letters between Hennessy and Wilfrid Meynell), Christopher Hollis, Aimée Marchant, John F. McKinney, Pierre Messiaen, Percy H. Muir, Nicholas Kaye Limited (Stanley Pickard), Myrtle Pihlman Pope, David A. Randall, Sydney Snell, Olivia Sowerby, and John Walsh. Some of the letters concern the sale of manuscripts...
Dates: 1932-1973
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 readers, 1946-1947

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B12/6
Scope and Contents

Meynell's correspondents include Noel Carrington, Harry Carter, John Carter, Sydney Cockerell, Geoffrey Keynes, Richard de la Mare, James Nicolson, A. M. Pettigrew, Oliver Simon, Ralph Straus. Some of the letters mention corrections. With the correspondence are clippings of reviews.

Dates: 1946-1947
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 readers (A-C), 1971-1972

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B55/36
Scope and Contents

These include Marjory Allen, Richard Allen, Esme Anderson, R. Angus, Liliana Archibald, Madge Ashton, Charles, Nicolas Barker, C. H. Baylis, Leonard Beaumont, Reynard Biemiller, Carlotta Bloch, Joseph Blumenthal, Albert Foster Butler, Noel Carrington, Harry Carter, John Carter, Will Carter, Bennett Cerf, Douglas Cleverdon, Laura Cohn, Grace Collier, Barbara Coulter, Sammy Cohen.

Dates: 1971-1972
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 various correspondents (C)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/C/7
Scope and Contents

These are: Julien Cahn, Cambridge Public Library, various bodies within Cambridge University, Cambridge University Press (R. J. L. Kingsford), Cambridge Daily News, Cambridge Review (J. S. Morrison), John Carter, Will Carter, Harold Child, L. C. G. Clarke, G. D. H. Cole, A. B. Cook, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (F. N. Davey), Cortauld Institute of Art, A. Cousins, E. A. Crutchley, E. T. Crutchley.

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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John Carter, 1966-1972

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9984/B/9
Scope and Contents

Includes a memorandum about editorial policy in ca. 1966.

Dates: 1966-1972
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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John Carter, 1939-1972

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/15
Scope and Contents

Two letters to Meynell (1961, 1972) with a postcard from Ernestine Carter (1939), a printed pamphlet, and Carter's review of Barker's biography of Stanley Morison (photocopy).

Dates: 1939-1972
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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John Carter, Clerihews: an unofficial supplement to 'Biography for beginners' (Rampant Lions, 1938), 1938-1984

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/A/3
Scope and Contents

Reviews; order postcards, one filled in from James Wardrop; letter from John Manifold to John Carter; 'Miscellaneous Clerihews' (manuscript of 2 pp. by Will Carter); prospectus for the second edition (1948); offprint and note of conveyance by John Gilmour (1980); keepsake of clerihews from the Artichoke Press (1984).

Dates: 1938-1984
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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John Waynflete Carter: correspondence relating to the post of University Librarian, Cambridge, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/142-156
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: 1949
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 various correspondents (C) to Oliver Simon, 1938-1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9853/A1/5
Scope and Contents

Letters are from Catherine Carrington (1953), John Carter (1942), Will Carter (1938, 1955), Iola Chagall (undated), Sydney Cockerell (1956), Douglas Cooper (undated), and Aldo Cosomati (1950).

Dates: 1938-1956
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 of congratulation to Francis Meynell, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/F18/5
Scope and Contents The correspondents are Joan Allen, Michael Balcon, Alan Barlow, Nora Barlow, R. D. Best, Philip A. Burgoyne, Noel Carrington, John Carter, Bradbury Clarke, Will Carter, Hugh Casson, Barbara Coulter, Fenner Brockway, George Earle, Elisabeth Friedlander, John Gloag, R. Y. Goodden, Maggie Hobson, G. Wren Howard, Ernest Ingham, Donald S. Klopfer, John Langdon-Davies, Clem Leslie, Cynthia Lloyd, Madeline Lucas, Florence Eldridge March, Giovanni Mardersteig, Rauri McLean, Sarah Meynell, Thomas...
Dates: 1961
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 relating to the 'album party' on 11 October, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/F18/7
Scope and Contents

The writers include Nicolas Barker, A. W. Bell, Christopher Bradshaw, Harry Carter, John Carter, Will Carter, William Cox, Brooke Crutchley, John Fairleigh, Elisabeth Friedlander, David Garnett, Joan Hassall, John Hayward, Ashley Havinden, Ellic Howe, Geoffrey Keynes, Lynton Lamb, Rauri McLean, Vivian Ridler, John Ryder, Hans Schmoller, Herbert Simon, John Simpson, and John Westwood. A few others are unidentified.

Dates: 1961
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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Obituaries, 1942-1969

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/E3/26
Scope and Contents

Typescript lists of names and dates of death, mostly 1 year to a page, 1957-1967. With these are clippings and tear-sheets of published obituaries, and an obituary notice of Viscount Bracken (autograph ms. by John Carter, with typescript transcription).

Dates: 1942-1969
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 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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of Scribner's of New York, 23 Bedford Square, London, W.C.1, 14 Sep 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8214/4
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Relating to editions of Newton's Principia: Add.8214/1-66: letters to Munby; 67-118: copies of letters from Munby; 119-124: other letters; 125-137: other items; 138-145 other items (1955 and undated)

Dates: 14 Sep 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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of Scribner's of New York, 23 Bedford Square, London, W.C.1, 20 Sep 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8214/5
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Relating to editions of Newton's Principia: Add.8214/1-66: letters to Munby; 67-118: copies of letters from Munby; 119-124: other letters; 125-137: other items; 138-145 other items (1955 and undated)

Dates: 20 Sep 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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Other correspondents (C), 1954-1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9984/A/12
Scope and Contents Includes letters to Hayward from Herbert Cahoon, Julien Cain, Peter Caracciolo, John Carleton, R. J. F. Carnon, Kenneth J. Carpenter, L. F. Casson, Peter Cattle, H. Chadwick, Guy Chapman, François Chapon, Carlo Alberto Chiesa, J. Rives Childs, C. E. R. Clarabut, Leonard Clark, C. L. Cline, H. P. Clive, Norman Colbeck, Rowland L. Collins, Hilary Cork, G. W. Cottrell, Dennis Cox, Hope Crampton, Lord Crawford, Peter Crawley, R. W. Ketton-Cremer, Brooke Crutchley, B. S. Cron, John William Crow,...
Dates: 1954-1964
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).
 Fonds

Papers of John Waynflete Carter

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8230-8240
Dates: 1926-1974
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 Book Collector

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9984
Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence of the two editors John Hayward and Nicolas Barker; 'article files'; various other editorial files; and business papers mainly relating to The Collector Ltd. (a holding company created in 1955).

Dates: 1951-2011
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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