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Muir, Percy Horace, 1894-1979 (bookseller and antiquarian)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1894 - 1979

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Cambridge Printing Exhibition 1940 Scrapbook, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/C/46
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1940
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 1959, 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D42/26
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Monica Herring, Percy Muir, Marjorie Redfearn, Max Reinhardt, Brocard Sewell, and H. M. Simkins.

Dates: 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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Correspondence between Morison and Percy Muir, 1949-1967

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/D/201
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: 1949-1967
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 concerning the exhibition 'Printing and the mind of man' and the resulting books in English and German, 1962-1968

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9819/A/10
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1962-1968
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 of Francis Meynell about Francis Thompson, 1932-1973

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/A5/2
Scope and Contents Meynell's correspondents include Boston College Library (Terence L. Connolly), John Carter, Pierre Danchin, Charmazel Dudt, Mrs. Hart, William Doyle Hennessy (including transcripts of letters between Hennessy and Wilfrid Meynell), Christopher Hollis, Aimée Marchant, John F. McKinney, Pierre Messiaen, Percy H. Muir, Nicholas Kaye Limited (Stanley Pickard), Myrtle Pihlman Pope, David A. Randall, Sydney Snell, Olivia Sowerby, and John Walsh. Some of the letters concern the sale of manuscripts...
Dates: 1932-1973
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 relating to Crutchley's autobiography To be a printer (1980), 1978-1983

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/D/6
Scope and Contents Letters before publication from John Dreyfus, Percy Muir, and Hans Schmoller; letters after publication from Noel Carrington, Michael D. Chater, Sandy Cockerell, Roger Coleman, Charles Crawley, Gaylord Donnelley, Joseph Edwards, August Frugé, Jonathan Gili, Peter Glazebrook, Eric Hanson, Michael Harvey, Harold Hugo, Mary Hyde, Chester Kerr, David Kindersley, Abe Lerner, Robert Lusty, Ruari McLean, Alix Meynell, John Nash, Cecil Northcott, Bill Oliver, John Peters, Anthony Phillips, Edmund...
Dates: 1978-1983
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 informants, 1959-1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B55/9
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1959-1970
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 Percy H. Muir, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/C/23
Scope and Contents

Includes a letter from Muir to Boies Penrose.

Dates: 1940
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 to Siegfried Sassoon from 'P.H.M.' [Percival Horace Muir] of Elkin Mathews Ltd., 30 Dec. 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/9/7/2
Scope and Contents

Offering his 'commiserations' to Sassoon on his award, as the Companion of Honour was surely what Sassoon should have been offered.

Dates: 30 Dec. 1950
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).
 Sub-Series

Letters from Percy H. Muir, (1894-1979), antiquarian bookseller, (London, (Dulau & Co), and Bishops Stortford, (Elkin Mathews)), to Siegfried Sassoon, 1928-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8889/3/244-5
Scope and Contents

Re T. Hardy's books, appreciation of The Tasking.

Dates: 1928-1955
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).
 Sub-Series

Letters from Siegfried Sassoon to the bookseller Percy Horace Muir of Elkin Mathews Ltd.; with related items and a photograph of Sassoon, 1927-1962

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/3
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: 1927-1962
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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Morison's contributions to the catalogue, 1962-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/A61/2
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1962-1963
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).
 Sub-Series

Printing and the mind of man, 1960-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/B5
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1960-1963
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).
 Sub-Series

Printing and the mind of man, ed. John Carter and Percy H. Muir (1967), 1963-1967

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/A66
Scope and Contents From the Series:

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.

Dates: 1963-1967
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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