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Fairbank, Alfred John, 1895-1982 (calligrapher)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1895 - 1982

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

 File

A tally of types, by Stanley Morison, 1953-1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/A/5
Scope and Contents Folder 1 = Letters after publication from Greer Allen, Lewis Allen, Ernest Barker, Max Caflisch, Sydney Cockerell, Gaylord Donnelley, Alvin Eisenman, Alfred Fairbank, Evan Gill, Robert Harling, Walter Harrap, Joan Hassall, John Hayward, Ellic Howe, André Jammes, Thomas Jones, George Macy, Giovanni Mardersteig, Francis Meynell, Percy Muir, Roger Mynors, J. B. Oldham, G. W. Ovink, Stanley Pargellis, Vivian Ridler, Carl Purlington Rollins, Rudolph Ruzicka, John Sparrow, Paul Standard, Francis...
Dates: 1953-1976
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

Add.9452/1-14, 1958-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9452/1-14
Scope and Contents

Letters from Alfred Fairbank [1-13] to J.C.T. Oates, 1958-63, [14] to Bruce Dickins, 1962

Dates: 1958-1963
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).
 File

Alfred Fairbank, 1933-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/30
Scope and Contents

Interfiled are a letter to Meynell from John Maud and a letter from John Hayward to Fairbank.

Dates: 1933-1955
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).
 File

Alfred Fairbank, 1972-1977

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9984/B/19
Scope and Contents From the Series:

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.

Dates: 1972-1977
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

Alfred Fairbank: examples of 16C Cambridge italic hands

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9452
Scope and Contents Photostats of italic hands from the following institutions and MSS: British Library Lansdowne 2-3, 7-8, 10-12, 15-21, 23-25, 27-28, 30, 34, 36, 39, 42, 45, 50, 54, 61-63, 69, 82, 87, 98, 104; Harleian 417, 6350, 6986; Cotton Faust. C III, VII, Vesp. F III, Calig. C III, Royal Appendix 87, Royal 16 C IX, Royal 18 A LXI, Add. MSS 19400, 35840; Public Record Office, SP 1/37, 42, 10/4, 6, 11/9, 12, 12/2, 6, 7, 10, 17, 19, 20, 22, 32, 35, 38, 40, 42-44, 46, 48-49, 67, 69/6, 71, 73-74, 77, 80, 83,...
Dates: 1500-1600 (Mid-20C photostats of 16C documents)
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).
 File

Chancery Italics, 1940-1948

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/E/4
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1940-1948
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).
 File

Correspondence after publication, 1944-1960

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B8/5
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1944-1960
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

Files on individual people

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9815/A
Scope and Contents John Dreyfus's files consisting principally of correspondence, but also clippings, examples of printing (if the person was a printer or engraver), compositions by the person, and in some cases Dreyfus's research notes and compositions relating to the person. Some files have the name of a press or other corporate body rather than a person. The contents of this series are as follows: Box 1 = Abacus Typographers, Olive F. Abbott, George Abrams, Elmer Adler, Alexander Alexieff, Greer Allen,...
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).
 File

Letter from Alfred Fairbank to Morison, 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/D/83
Scope and Contents From the Series:

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.

Dates: 1932
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).
 File

Letter from Alfred Fairbank to Philip Gaskell, 7 Apr. 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/470
Scope and Contents

His copy of Newberry Tagliente not worth a review, 'it is a poor and expensive copy of an interesting edition.'

Dates: 7 Apr. 1953
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).
 File

Letters from various correspondents (D-F) to Oliver Simon, 1931-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9853/A1/10
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: 1931-1955
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).
 Series

Letters to Miss K.H. Strange, 1977

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9563/14-15
Scope and Contents

Knew Edward Johnston; designed a printing type for Eric Gill; heard her talk on Radio Brighton

Dates: 1977
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

Letters to Philip Gaskell from bibliographers, 19 May 1951-23 Feb. 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/470-477
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 19 May 1951-23 Feb. 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).
 File

Letters to Will Carter from various correspondents (A-L), 1931-1989

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/F/12
Scope and Contents Letters collected by Will Carter, including letters from well-known correspondents, and from writers of good italic hands. Correspondents include Diana Albemarle, Anthony Barnes (to Sebastian Carter?), David H. Bates, Fernand Baudin, Paul A. Bennett, John Howard Benson, Nicolas Bentley, Reynard Biemiller, Diana Bloomfield, Wilfred Blunt, Max Caflisch, Maruice Card, Jerry Cinamon, Warren Chappell, Sybil Cholmondeley, Douglas Cockerell (to John Dreyfus), Sydney Cockerell, Dennis M. Cohen, John...
Dates: 1931-1989
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).
 File

Society for Italic Handwriting, 1952-1959

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/F17/5
Scope and Contents

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'.

Dates: 1952-1959
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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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

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/A/10
Scope and Contents

Letters after publication from Noel Carrington, Alfred Fairbank, Ernest Ingham, Giovanni Mardersteig, G. W. Ovink, John Sparrow, Paul Standard, and James M. Wells.

Dates: 1970-1974
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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