Correspondence between Morison and Jan Van Krimpen, 1926-1958
Scope and Contents
This item includes: (1) photocopies of letters from Morison to Van Krimpen, from originals in Amsterdam University Library; (2) photocopies of carbon copies of letters from Van Krimpen to Morison, from the same source; (3) original letters, manuscript and typescript, from Van Krimpen to Morison; (4) carbon copies of letters from Morison to Van Krimpen (from 1945 on). All these are interfiled into a single sequence. Folder 1 = 1926-1928 Folder 2 = 1929 Folder 3 = 1930, with a typescript memorandum about the Oxford University Press foundry, clipping from The Times for 7 Nov. 1930, and letter to Morison from S. H. De Roos (all photocopies) Folder 4 = 1931 Folder 5 = 1932 Folder 6 = 1933, including 'Trial no. 2' of Monotype series 378 Baskerville Heavy News Titling dated 14 June 1933 (photocopy) Folder 7 = 1934. Includes a letter from Van Krimpen to John Johnson (photocopy) Folder 8 = 1935 Folder 9 = 1936, including a letter from Morison to John Holroyd-Reece (19 Mar. 1936); trials of Monotype series 203 Van Dijck dated 4, 11, 17, 25 Nov. 1936; and trial no. 4 of Monotype series 458 'Van Krimpen Face' dated 24 Nov. 1936 (all photocopies) Folder 10 = Jan. - June 1937, including trials of Monotype series 203 Van Dijck dated 25 Nov. 1936, 23 Jan., 1, 8 Mar., 5 Apr. 1937; and trials of Monotype series 458 'Van Krimpen Face' dated 23, 26, 29 Apr., 3 June 1937 (all photocopies) Folder 11 = July - Dec. 1937. Includes trials of Monotype series 458 'Van Krimpen Face' dated 30 July, 18 Aug. 1937; and a letter from Morison to L. A. Mayer dated 25 Nov. copied to Van Krimpen, Folder 12 = 1938. Includes trials of Monotype series 488 Mayer Hebrew Pointed dated 18 Feb. 1938 (photocopies) Folder 13 = 1939, including trials of Monotype series 458 'Van Krimpen Face' dated 26 Apr. 1937, 19 Apr. 1939; memoranda from the Monotype Corporation transcribing letters concerning L. A. Mayer; and specimen setting of 1 page of Penrose Annual Folder 14 = Jan. - Apr. 1940 Folder 15 = Jun. - Dec. 1945 Folder 16 = 1946, including a typescript (carbon copy) of Morison's preface to the Dutch edition of First principles of typography; and 2 Dutch postage stamps Folder 17 = 1947, including various Dutch postage stamps Folder 18 = 1948 Folder 19 = 1949, including a specimen page of a history of the Enschedé foundry Folder 20 = 1950 Folder 21 = 1951, including letters from Morison to the Amsterdam University Library (De la Fontinae Verwey) and W. de Haan Ltd (G. J. van der Woude)(all photocopies); a letter from Van Krimpen to M. G. Gasking; a specimen table of contents for the book The work of Jan van Krimpen; and a circular letter from S. L. Hartz and G. Proost Folder 22 = 1952, including a letter from T. Tillemans to Morison; 2 photographs of inscriptions; and a letter from Van Krimpen to M. G. Gasking Folder 23 = 1953, including a memorandum from the Monotype Corporation about series 458 Haarlem dated 17 Sept. 1953; and a printed card of congratulations to the firm of Joh. Enschedé en Zonen from the Monotype Corporation Folder 24 = 1954 Folder 25 = 1955, including a photographic print of Morison's letter of 4 Jan. 1955; and a typescript (mimeograph) entitled 'Projet de création d'un centre européen de typographie' dated 10 June 1955, Folder 26 = 1956, including a letter from the directors of Joh. Enschedé en Zonen to Morison, Folder 27 = 1957 Folder 28 = 1958, including a typescript (mimeograph) of van Krimpen's comments on statutes for the Association Typographique International.
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1 collection (ca. 800 sheets in 28 folders)
Language of Materials
- From the Fonds: Morison, Stanley Arthur, 1889-1967 (editor and typographer) (Person)
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