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Morison, Stanley Arthur: letter (1958)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL485
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Morison, Stanley Arthur: letter (1958)
Date(s): 1958
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): Morison | Stanley Arthur | 1889-1967 | typographer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Stanley Arthur Morison was born in Wanstead, Essex in 1889. He was educated in London. He worked as a clerk after leaving school, but after becoming interested in letter forms he worked as an assistant and later a consultant to various publishing houses. He became a freelance authority and author on typography. One of Morison's most lasting achievements was his advocacy of using a more modern typeface for The Times newspaper; it first appeared in Times New Roman in 1932. He became a Roman Catholic in 1908.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Stanley Arthur Morison of 2 Whitehall Court, [London] to Mrs Irene Wellington, 26 Apr 1958. Thanking her for her gift of a transcription of the Crux Fidelis. Autograph, with signature. Filed with the original envelope.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Mrs Irene Wellington, 1976.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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