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Meynell, Sir Francis Meredith Wilfrid, 1891-1975 (Knight, publisher and poet)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1891-1975

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:

 File

Christmas card to Brooke and Diana Crutchley from Francis and Vera Meynell, 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/D/20
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection contains miscellaneous papers related to typography.
Dates: 1937
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 public relations, 1961-1965

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9861/B2/2
Scope and Contents 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).
Dates: 1961-1965
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 Francis Meynell, 1925-1967

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/D/193
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1925-1967
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 with others (M)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/C/24
Scope and Contents 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.
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

Letter from Alfred Noyes to Francis Meynell, 22 Dec. 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/34
Scope and Contents Sending a copy of one his books.
Dates: 22 Dec. 1955
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 Francis Meynell, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9825/C/5
Dates: 1945
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 Sir Francis Meynell

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9388/146
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Novels, essays, memoir, and biographical correspondence.
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

Letter from Sir Francis M.W. Meynell (1891-1975) to Ernest Ingram, 7 July 1931 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/365
Scope and Contents He admired 'The last cruise of Tiger'
Dates: 7 July 1931 (Circa)
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 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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Nonesuch - the next two score (Winter 1971), 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9984/C1/210
Scope and Contents Typescript, marked galley proof, and correspondence.
Dates: 1971
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 Francis Meynell

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813
Scope and Contents This collection includes Meynell's archive of papers in his various occupations, including his years at the Pelican Press (1916-23) and Nonesuch Press (1923-36 and 1952-68, although the papers of what he called 'pre-war Nonesuch' are mostly lost). Further papers related to typographical and other design come from Meynell's work for the Limited Editions Club, the advertising firm Mather and Crowther, the Board of Trade, H. M. Stationery Office, the Post Office, and others. Besides these, the...
Dates: 1732-1991 (Only a few papers are before 1890 or after 1976.)
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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