Meynell, Sir Francis Meredith Wilfrid, 1891-1975 (Knight, publisher and poet)
Francis Meynell (1891-1975) was a typographical designer and proprietor of the Nonesuch Press. He was also a political activist in his younger years, a writer and designer of advertising, and a poet.
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
The collection contains miscellaneous papers related to typography.
This was Peters's file so labelled. Correspondents include The British Broadcasting Corporation (Olive Shapley), Fiona Campbell, Elkin Mathews Ltd (Laurie E. Deval), Huntingdon and District Round Table (Geoffrey Newton), Francis Meynell, National Book League, John Ryder. With the correspondence is a specimen of Castellar type, a list of exhibitions of Vine Press Books, and a printed catalogue Books from Stanbrook Abbey Press and the Vine Press (2 copies; Times Bookshop, 1965).
With a typescript composition by Meynell 'National design in printing', a paper given on 8 Apr. 1943 and another related typescript (carbon copy) captioned 'Written for Mr. Francis Meynell by S.M. Oct. 1943'; an announcement for the Double Crown Club dinner on 28 October 1925, printed by Morison; and a tear-sheet from the Evening Standard 11 Oct. 1941 with an article about Meynell.
These are: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, Magdalene College, Cambridge, F. R. Mansbridge, J. I. O. Masson, Francis Meynell, J. G. Millward, E. H. Minns, Christopher Morris.
Sending a copy of one his books.
Novels, essays, memoir, and biographical correspondence.
He admired 'The last cruise of Tiger'
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).
Typescript, marked galley proof, and correspondence.