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Dreyfus, John, 1918-2002 (typographer and printer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1918-2002

At Cambridge, John Dreyfus (1918-2002) was Assistant University Printer (1949-1956) and Typographical Adviser to the University Press (until 1982). Among other posts he held were that of Typographical Adviser to the Monotype Corporation (1955-1982, following Stanley Morison), and President of the Association Typographique Internationale (1968-1973). But most of the papers in this collection record his correspondence, publications, and lectures as an independent scholar and writer on typography and printing history.

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

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Beatrice Warde, 1928-1969

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/125
Scope and Contents Folders 1-2 = correspondence. This includes a pamphlet The shelter in Bedlam (by Warde; 1937) inscribed to Meynell. A separate envelope contains compositions of Beatrice Warde, mainly small items published by the Monotype Corporation. With these are an unidentified fragment of typescript by her; obituaries; and letters to Meynell about her from James Moran (1960) and John Dreyfus (1969).
Dates: 1928-1969
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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Cassell and Company Ltd, 1964-1969

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9827/C/5
Scope and Contents Muir's correspondents are Eleanor Corey, Desmond Flower, and Bryan Gentry.
Dates: 1964-1969
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, 1966-1967

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/E9/1
Scope and Contents Correspondents include the George Macy Companies (Max Stein), the Curwen Press (Herbert Simon), John Dreyfus, and the Hale Paper Company (F. T. Jackson).
Dates: 1966-1967
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 1936, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D42/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include Alfred Reginald Allen, M. F. Ashley-Montagu, Van G. Borcoman, Melbert B. Cary, Chatto and Windus, John Dreyfus, David Garnett, A. S. B. Glover, Vivian Holman, St. John Hornby, Paul Johnston, Elbert Lenrow, George Macy (an original typescript letter from Meynell), Curtis Moffat, Barry Neame, Stephen Potter (with a typescript memorandum of 8 pages captioned 'Nonesuch texts and manuals'), Gerard Proost, and Arthur Waugh. With the letters is a programme for a revue 'The...
Dates: 1936
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 the setting of tables and diagrams, 1958-1959

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/E6/2
Scope and Contents The main correspondence is with John Dreyfus. With it are photographic prints and layouts by Meynell.
Dates: 1958-1959
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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Correspondents D, 1935-1962

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/D
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Hassall died intestate. His working papers were taken to the Royal Society of Literature by his assistant Gillian Paterson, who arranged and (presumably) listed them. They were bought by CUL from Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 1992. They were housed in paper box files 1 25 and cartons A D, as listed. They have now been re boxed, in 28 boxes and one packet, which has involved some reorganisation of the material and hence some rearrangement and re numbering of the original list.
Dates: 1935-1962
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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Dame Hildelith: a memoir (Winter 1991), 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9984/C1/78
Scope and Contents Typescript, galley proof, and correspondence.
Dates: 1991
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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Dreyfus, John, 1962-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9827/A/18
Scope and Contents From the Series: Except where noted, the letters are original letters to Percy Muir and carbon copies of letters from him. The title of the item is the name of the correspondent. Some of the correspondents were Muir's collaborators (including John Carter, John Dreyfus, H. A. Feisenberger, John Lansdell, Jack Matson, Howard M. Nixon, David Randall, S. H. Steinberg). Most of the others were prospective lenders to the exhibition. Except for item 87, the letters generally cover the time before the exhibition itself.
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).
 Fonds

Edward Johnston papers on his type-designs for the Cranach Press

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9818
Scope and Contents Edward Johnston designed four types for the Cranach Press of Count Harry Kessler: 1. 2-line Brevier italic lower case (1912-1913) 2. 8-, 10- and 12-point blackletter (1912-1930) 3. 16-point Greek (1929-1930, abortive) 4. 2-line Brevier italic capitals (1930-1931). This collection contains papers arising from all four of these projects, as well as from some earlier design work by Johnston for Kessler starting in 1904. These papers also cover Stanley Morison's purchase of the punches for...
Dates: 1904-1972
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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Emery Walker: some light on his theories of printing and on his relations with William Morris and Cobden-Sanderson, by Colin Franklin, 1973-1974

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/A/13
Scope and Contents Folder 1 = letters before publication from Trevor Jones and John Dreyfus, the latter enclosing a letter from R. C. H. Briggs to him, and photocopies of legal papers in the case of Walker v. Cobden-Sanderson. Also with these is a photograph of Walker and Cobden-Sanderson, and a copy marked for reproduction Folder 2 = letters after publication from Lewis Allen, British Library, Colin Franklin, David Gentleman, Philip Hofer, Michael Hornby, Jonah Jones, Geoffrey Keynes, Lynton Lamb, Giovanni...
Dates: 1973-1974
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).
 Item

from John Dreyfus, Flat 20, 169 Queen's Gate, London, SW 7, 7 Oct 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/D/53
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Hassall died intestate. His working papers were taken to the Royal Society of Literature by his assistant Gillian Paterson, who arranged and (presumably) listed them. They were bought by CUL from Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 1992. They were housed in paper box files 1 25 and cartons A D, as listed. They have now been re boxed, in 28 boxes and one packet, which has involved some reorganisation of the material and hence some rearrangement and re numbering of the original list.
Dates: 7 Oct 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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Inscriptions cut in wood, 1938-1960

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/C/1
Scope and Contents Correspondence with customers, 1945-1948. Correspondents include: Godfrey Carter, John Carter, E. J. Cooper, Phillippa Heywood, Mary Isabel Know, Margaret Leask, S. Lydall, Yvonne McHarg, Diana Murray, Betty C. Thomson. Arranged alphabetically. Rubbings taken from wood, mostly breadboards with inscriptions around the circumference, 1938-1960 and undated. The inscriptions also include a breadboard for John Dreyfus and an alphabet for Philip Hofer. Photographs of inscriptions; layout of an...
Dates: 1938-1960
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).
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John Dreyfus, 1961-1971

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9814/E/12
Scope and Contents From the Series: Most of this series comes from Hutt's 'people' files, which along with correspondence included clippings and other papers about the person.
Dates: 1961-1971
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).
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John Dreyfus, Morris and the printed book (William Morris Society, 1989), 1988-1989

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/D2/27
Scope and Contents Drawing of title-page spread; announcement of a lecture by Dreyfus (1989); letter from Dreyfus; copy of the printed book with errata slip.
Dates: 1988-1989
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).
 Item

Letter from John Dreyfus, 10 Nov. 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/15
Scope and Contents Letter to Tom [?].
Dates: 10 Nov. 1958
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 John Dreyfus, author, working part time for CUP, (London) to Siegfried Sassoon re thanks for ''The Path to Peace'', 17 Feb. 1961-25 Feb. 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8889/3/144-5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection largely comprises letters addressed to Sassoon although there are few other recipients such as Glen Byam Shaw and Georgiana Theresa Thornycroft, Siegfried Sassoon's mother. There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.
Dates: 17 Feb. 1961-25 Feb. 1961
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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Other correspondents (D), 1933-1972

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/27
Scope and Contents These are: Richard De La Mare, Geoffrey Dowding, Ruth Draper, John Dreyfus, Andrew Duncan, Joseph R. Dunlap, L. Dyer.
Dates: 1933-1972
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

Other papers, 1936-1994

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/D
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection contains miscellaneous papers related to typography.
Dates: 1936-1994
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 John Dreyfus

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9815
Dates: 1935-2002
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).
 Series

Papers relating to the gift of Baskerville's punches to Cambridge University, 1936-1992

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/B
Scope and Contents The punches were presented by Charles Peignot on 12 Mar. 1953. This series also includes correspondence and other papers relating to earlier research on the punches especially by John Dreyfus.
Dates: 1936-1992
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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Sebastian Carter, The book becomes (Rampant Lions, 1984), 1981-1987

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/A/129
Scope and Contents Copy (typescript and manuscript), marked 'first draft'; copy (typescript, some photocopies), marked 'setting copy'; artwork; layout; paper samples; galley proof, marked; paste-up from galley proof and illustrations; correspondence with Sebastian Carter. Correspondents include Douglas Cleverdon, John Dreyfus, A. R. Dufty, Colin Franklin, Ted Kenney, Paul Needham, Norton Bridge Bookbinders Ltd (Peter Norton), Pierpont Morgan Library (C. A. Ryskamp), University of California, Berkeley (Anthony S....
Dates: 1981-1987
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 typeface Octavian for the Monotype Corporation, 1954-1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/D1/5
Scope and Contents Drawings, photographs, and stats of various alphabetical letters, mostly undated; Correspondence and memoranda on Monotype Octavian (1955-1964); Correspondence on Monophoto Octavian (1975-1976). Correspondents include Max Caflisch, David Kindersley, Ronald Mansbridge, Rauri McLean, Monotype Corporation (John Dreyfus, J. Goulding, Alan Jones, William Morgan, Doris Weller), Vivian Ridler, Hans Schmoller.
Dates: 1954-1976
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).
 Fonds

Vine Press Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9861
Scope and Contents The Vine Press was the private press of John Peters (1917-1989) and Peter Foster (1919-2010) in the village of Hemingford Grey near Cambridge. From 1957 to 1963 the Press produced six books and a few ephemera. The business was run by Peters, and the archive consists mostly of his files. These cover all the books and prospectuses, and most of the ephemera, with trial settings, layouts, proofs, and much correspondence with authors and suppliers; as well as almost all the wood-engraved blocks,...
Dates: 1956-1971
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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