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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9815/D

Scope and Contents

Mostly research notes covering subjects on which John Dreyfus worked during a long period or for more than one publication. These are as follows: Box 51 = William Morris Boxes 52-53 (and loose volume) = T. J. Cobden-Sanderson Boxes 54-55 = Emery Walker Box 56 = Edward Johnston, Harry Kessler, and the Cranach Press Box 57 = Edward Johnston Box 58 = Eric Gill Boxes 59-60 = Jan Van Krimpen Box 61 = Gerard Meynell and the Westminster Press Box 62 = Robbert Gibbings and the Golden Cockerell Press, including a glass negative photograph of Gibbings (with another negative showing Bruce Rogers, Emery Walker, and Wilfred Merton) Box 63 = Frederic Warde, Beatrice Warde, Charles Malin Box 64 = John Baskerville Box 65 = William Starling Burgess and the design of Times Roman Box 66 = John Baskerville, Giovanni Mardersteig, Bruce Rogers Box 67 = Bruce Rogers Boxes 68, 69 = the history of spectacles Box 70 = D. B. Updike; the Curwen Press; Henry Lewis Bullen; International Typographic Council, Paris, France May 1926 (an album of original documents); Ashendene Press Subiaco type; Porter Garnett; Hebrew typography; documents about attempts to obtain international protection for typeface designs through new legislation; F. W. Goudy; miscellaneous subjects (one folder) Boxes 71-72 = 'British and European printing history and printed ephemera' and 'American printing history and printed ephemera' (Dreyfus's labels); with other printed matter on various subjects including L. W. Wallis, Type design developments 1970-1985 (typescript in a plastic comb binding) Boxes 73-75 = small loose-leaf notebooks containing speaking notes for lectures; but some appear to be general research notes


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