Carter, John, 1905-1975

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Author and calligrapher, major exponent of the revival of italic handwriting in Britain in the period after World War II.

From the description of John Carter calligraphic letters, 1946-1971. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34764028

Bibliographer and bibliophile.

From the description of Letters : London and New York, to Seymour Adelman, 1956-1973. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28435047

John Carter (1905–1975), educated at Eton College and at King’s College, Cambridge, worked for the London branch of Scribner’s. After working for the British Information Service during World War II, he returned to Scribner’s and became managing director. In 1953, he was appointed Counsellor of Embassy and Personal Assistant to Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Washington and when he returned to London in 1956, he joined Sotheby’s. Carter served as vice-president of the Bibliographical Society and as the Sandars Reader in Bibliography at the University of Cambridge in 1947. He authored many books including Binding Variants in English Publishing 1820–1900 (1932); Taste and Technique in Book Collecting (1948); and An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets (1934).

Carter, John. ABC For Book Collectors . Seventh Edition revised by Nicolas Barker. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1995.

From the guide to the John Carter papers, 1959–1970, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Roberts, Ethel Dane, 1870-1959. Typed letter unsigned (copy) to:"Mr.John Carter" September 24, 1934. Wellesley College
referencedIn Bruce Garland Thomas Wise collection, 1897-2007, undated, 1934-1975 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Jackson, Henry, 1839-1921. Letters, 1862-1919. Indiana University
referencedIn Grant Richards Collection of A. E. Housman Material, 1898-1947, (bulk 1910-1942) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Roberts, Ethel Dane, 1870-1959. Typed letter copy unsigned to: Mr. John Carter February 3, 1933. Wellesley College
creatorOf Carter, John, 1905-1975,. Collection of contemporary calligraphic letters sent to John Carter : [n.p.], 1940s-1950s. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Catullus, Gaius Valerius. Poems, [ca. 1928-1933]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Pirie, Robert S. Robert S. Pirie papers, [1956-2005]. Grolier Club
creatorOf Carter, Will, 1912-2001. David's lament. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Carter, John, 1905-1975. Autograph letter signed John Carter to: "Dear Sir" January 4, 1933. Wellesley College
referencedIn John Carter: Papers, c. 1946-1974 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Roberts, Ethel Dane, 1870-1959. Typed letter unsigned (copy) to: "Mr. John Carter" May 4, 1933. Wellesley College
creatorOf Mill House Press. [Mill House Press miscellania] Indiana University
referencedIn Beckford, William, 1760-1844. William Beckford collection, 1735-1967. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Carter, John, 1905-1975. Gerard Manley Hopkins collection, 1918-1989. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf White, William, 1910-1995. Papers of William White [manuscript], 1875-1987. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fairbank, Alfred J. Autograph letter signed : Hove, to John Carter, 1958 Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Carter, John, 1905-1975. Letters : London and New York, to Seymour Adelman, 1956-1973. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Carter, John, 1905-1975. Autograph letter signed John Carter to: "Dear Madam" February 21, [1933?]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936. A.E. Housman papers, 1906-1940. Library of Congress
referencedIn Grauer, Ben. Personal correspondence and material relating to the book arts, 1951-1977. Grolier Club
creatorOf Carter, John, 1905-1975. John Carter calligraphic letters, 1946-1971. Newberry Library
referencedIn A. E. Housman Papers, 1906-1940 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ratchford, Fannie Elizabeth, 1888-. TL : [Austin, Texas], to editor, the Atlantic monthly, Boston, Mass., [1945 March?]. Grolier Club
referencedIn Chicago Book & Art Auctions. Collection of articles on the Thomas J. Wise forgeries. Williams College, Sawyer Library
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967. Sunday newspapers. Newberry Library
creatorOf John Carter papers, 1959–1970 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Roberts, Ethel Dane, 1870-1959. Typed letter copy unsiged to: Mr. John Carter March 3, 1933. Wellesley College
creatorOf Carter, John, 1905-1975. Autograph letter signed John Carter to: "Dear Madam" April 20, [19]33. Wellesley College
creatorOf Fairbank, Alfred J. Calligraphic copy-book made for Vera Law : [England], 1926 Oct. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Carter, John, 1905-1975. Typed letter signed John Carter to: Miss L. Weed November 4, 1937. Wellesley College
referencedIn William Beckford collection, 1735-1967 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Richards, Grant, 1872-1948. Grant Richards collection of A.E. Housman material, 1898-1947 (bulk 1910-1942). Library of Congress
creatorOf Koch, Theodore Wesley, 1871-1941. Typed letter (copy) signed Theo. W. Koch to: "Mr. John Carter, Mr. Graham Pollard" September 24, 1934. Wellesley College
referencedIn Wardrop, James, 1905-1957. Correspondence and manuscript, 1933-1952. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Adelman, Seymour, 1906- person
associatedWith Beckford, William, 1709-1770 person
associatedWith Beckford, William, 1760-1844. person
associatedWith Carter, Ernestine. person
associatedWith Carter, Will, 1912-2001. person
associatedWith Catullus, Gaius Valerius. person
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. person
associatedWith Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916. person
correspondedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Fairbank, Alfred J. person
associatedWith Fraser, Claud Lovat, 1890-1921. person
associatedWith Garland, Bruce, compiler. person
correspondedWith Grauer, Ben. person
associatedWith Hodgson, Ralph, 1871-1962. person
associatedWith Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936. person
associatedWith Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. person
associatedWith Jackson, Henry, 1839-1921. person
associatedWith Jackson, Holbrook, 1874-1948. person
associatedWith John Waynflete Carter person
associatedWith Keats, John, 1795-1821. person
associatedWith Koch, Theodore Wesley, 1871-1941. person
associatedWith Lowe, E. A. (Elias Avery), 1879-1969. person
associatedWith Meynell, Francis, 1891-1975 person
associatedWith Mill House Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967. person
associatedWith Morris, May, 1862-1938. person
associatedWith Munby, A. N. L. (Alan Noel Latimer), 1913-1974. person
correspondedWith Pirie, Robert S. person
associatedWith Ratchford, Fannie Elizabeth, 1888- person
correspondedWith Richards, Grant, 1872-1948. person
associatedWith Roberts, Ethel Dane, 1870-1959. person
associatedWith Standard, Paul, 1896-1992. person
associatedWith Stone, Janet. person
associatedWith Symons, A. J. A. (Alphonse James Albert), 1900-1941. person
associatedWith Turner, C. J. person
associatedWith Wardrop, James, 1905-1957. person
associatedWith Weed, Lilla. person
associatedWith Wellington, Irene. person
associatedWith West, Aubrey. person
associatedWith White, William, 1910-1995. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Subject
Collectors and collecting--History--20th century--Sources
Book collecting--History--20thcentury--Sources
Calligraphy--Specimens
Book collectors
Calligraphers
Calligraphy
Collectors and collecting
Occupation
Collector
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Birth 1905-05-10

Death 1975-03-18

Britons

English

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