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Papers of Stanley Morison

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812

Scope and Contents

Almost all Morison's books and papers were destroyed by enemy bombs on 10/11 May 1941. This collection therefore consists chiefly of papers he accumulated after that date, although some earlier papers have come into the collection from other sources.


  • Creation: 1841-1990


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 (


75 archive box(es) (75 boxes)

1 collection (75 boxes and 4 oversize boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Morison's own papers, the main part of this collection, were given to the Library by his executors. For the story of this gift see Brooke Crutchley, To be a printer (1980), 183-5, and D. J. McKitterick, 'Typographers tallied: the origin and growth of the Stanley Morison Room, Cambridge University Library', Matrix 5 (1985), 15-22. Other considerable parts of the collection were contributed by Brooke Crutchley, Nicolas Barker, John Waynflete Carter, and others.

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Repository Details

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