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Correspondence between Morison and Jan Van Krimpen, 1926-1958

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/D/167

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.

Dates

  • 1926-1958

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).

Extent

1 collection (ca. 800 sheets in 28 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Bibliography

Much of this correspondence was published by S. Carter in Matrix 8. 15-44; 9. 97-127; 10. 92-119; 11.124-43.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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