Skip to main content

Additional papers relating to the collection and to Johnston's punches, 1945-1967

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9818/D

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

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 Johnston's Cranach Press types from Stevens Shanks & Co. in 1945 and their conveyance to Cambridge University Press ca. 1950.


  • 1945-1967

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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 collection (ca. 1 box)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some items in this series were transferred from the University Archives (accession no. 2005/56).

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom