Muir, Percy Horace, 1894-1979 (bookseller and antiquarian)
- Existence: 1894 - 1979
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Album so labelled on spine. It contains: a copy of the printed prospectus; letters from Reynolds Stone, John Johnson, James Guthrie, J. M. Keynes, Bernard Darwin, Graham Pollard, O. F. Morshead, G. D. H. Cole, Lord Esher, Jan van Krimpen, Percy Muir, C. H. St. J. Hornby, J. Fletcher, Michael Clapham; specimen slips for the catalogue, prospectus for the catalogue, and clippings.
Correspondents include Monica Herring, Percy Muir, Marjorie Redfearn, Max Reinhardt, Brocard Sewell, and H. M. Simkins.
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.
Correspondence concerning the exhibition 'Printing and the mind of man' and the resulting books in English and German, 1962-1968
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.
Meynell's correspondents include Marjory ('Joan') Allen, Bernard Ashmole, Noel Carrington, Harry Carter, Hugh Casson, Eric Harmsworth, Ernest Ingham, Geoffrey Keynes, James Moran, Percy Muir, J. B. Priestley, Halford Reddish, Savile Club, Martin Secker, John Taylor, Beatrice Warde, Buck de la Warr, Lawrence Watkinson, John Westwood.
Includes a letter from Muir to Boies Penrose.
Letter to Siegfried Sassoon from 'P.H.M.' [Percival Horace Muir] of Elkin Mathews Ltd., 30 Dec. 1950
Offering his 'commiserations' to Sassoon on his award, as the Companion of Honour was surely what Sassoon should have been offered.
Letters from Percy H. Muir, (1894-1979), antiquarian bookseller, (London, (Dulau & Co), and Bishops Stortford, (Elkin Mathews)), to Siegfried Sassoon, 1928-1955
Re T. Hardy's books, appreciation of The Tasking.
Letters from Siegfried Sassoon to the bookseller Percy Horace Muir of Elkin Mathews Ltd.; with related items and a photograph of Sassoon, 1927-1962
For further letters sent by Sassoon in this collection, see MS Add.9877/1/6/1 (letters to Hester Sassoon) and MS Add.9877/1/4/1/4-5 (letters from Sassoon to his mother).
Typescripts of two drafts of the preface, and of various catalogue entries, some with ms. alterations by Morison; with correspondence between Morison and Percy H. Muir.
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).
An exhibition held at the British Museum and Earls Court, in connection with the Eleventh International Printing Machinery and Allied Trades Exhibition (IPEX), 16-27 July 1963.
This series consists of papers, including correspondence, relating to Morison's published and unpublished compositions (except memoranda internal to the Monotype Corporation and The Times). Also included are some items which, although not properly compositions of Morison, incorporate his work, whether in supervision, editing, or design.