Fairbank, Alfred John, 1895-1982 (calligrapher)
- Existence: 1895 - 1982
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Letters from Alfred Fairbank [1-13] to J.C.T. Oates, 1958-63,  to Bruce Dickins, 1962
Interfiled are a letter to Meynell from John Maud and a letter from John Hayward to Fairbank.
This series contains original letters to Barker and typescript carbon copies or photocopies of letters from him. Much of the correspondence is with authors and prospective authors. A few letters relate to Barker's investment in the Collector Ltd. Interfiled with Barker's correspondence are some letters to and from others on the editorial staff, including David McKitterick, John Commander, and chiefly Joan Stevenson (1966-ca. 1979). Some letters to and from her include proofs of articles.
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.
Chiefly letters of thanks to Meynell for presentation copies. Among the writers are John Arlott, Sydney Cockerell, Alfred Fairbank, Rupert Hart-Davies, Richard De la Mare, and Osbert Sitwell.
Morison's letters were generally dictated to his secretary and typed with a carbon copy. For the most part, it is these carbon copies that make up his outgoing correspondence in this series. (Where his original letters or photocopies of them are included, this fact is noted.) Letters to and from Morison are interfiled in one chronological sequence. Some short compositions by a particular correspondent are included in this series alongside that person's correspondence.
His copy of Newberry Tagliente not worth a review, 'it is a poor and expensive copy of an interesting edition.'
The letters are from the Double Crown Club (Hans Schmoller, 1955), John Dreyfus (1955), Evelyn Dunbar (ca. 1933), Alfred Fairbank, Newman Flower (1932), Desmond Flower (1931-1949).
Knew Edward Johnston; designed a printing type for Eric Gill; heard her talk on Radio Brighton
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Correspondence with the Society (Alfred Fairbank, Anna Hornby), and an exchange of letters between George Miller and Pamela Hayman. With the correspondence are the agenda for the inaugural meeting and draft rules of the Society. Meynell's folder was marked 'Resigned from the Committee & elected Vice-President April 1958'.
The printer and the poet; an account of the printing of 'The Tapestry' based upon correspondence between Stanley Morison and Robert Bridges, by Nicolas Barker, 1970-1974
Letters after publication from Noel Carrington, Alfred Fairbank, Ernest Ingham, Giovanni Mardersteig, G. W. Ovink, John Sparrow, Paul Standard, and James M. Wells.