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Society of Letter Founders: Minutes book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8356

Scope and Contents

A minute book recording the activities of the society. The volume sheds light on the relationship between the type-founding firms and their attitude towards the technical innovations effecting their trade. There are three accompanying letters to Albert Ehrman regarding the collection, from Stanley Morison, The Times, 2 April 1952, and from A.E. Musson, Economic History Department, Manchester University, 16 February 1954 and 6 July 1954.


  • 1793-1820


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

A note by A.E. Musson at the front of the book records that the volume was formerly in the possession of a descendant of the Figgins family. Presented by John Ehrman through the Friends of the National Libraries, 1978.

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