Merrymount Press

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The Merrymount Press was established in Boston in 1893 by Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941). The Merrymount Press was known for its excellence in typography and design, especially in the field of decorative printing and bookmaking.

From the description of Records of the Merrymount Press, 1893-1948. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122510241

The Merrymount Press in Boston was the printing-office of D.B. (Daniel Berkeley) Updike.

From the description of Letters relating to the Merrymount Press, 1913-1955. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612656796

The Merrymount Press, located in Boston, Massachusetts, was the printing office of D. B. (Daniel Berkeley) Updike.

From the guide to the Letters relating to the Merrymount Press, 1913-1955., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. Letter, 1923 July 11, Boston [Mass.] to Mr. Philip Hofer, 308 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. Letters, 1908-1919, to Oakes Ames. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Letter, Boston : to Mrs. George Edward Barton. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Greenough, Chester Noyes, 1874-1938. Chester N. and Ruth H. Greenough letters to Mr. Gomme, and broadside, 1936-1938. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn [Boston merchants : a collection of advertisements, commemorative pamphlets, and annual reports of Boston businesses, bound together]. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn T. M. Cleland Papers, 1880-1964, (bulk 1920-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Silvé, David. Letters received, 1914-1947. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
creatorOf Grabhorn Press. Grabhorn Press records, 1917-1973. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Merrymount Press. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1939. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. Daniel Berkeley Updike papers, 1917, 1943. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
referencedIn Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. Letter, 1926, May 19, Boston, to Philip D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. Letter, Boston : to Ralph Adams Cram, Boston, 1928 June 8. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Merrymount Press. Specimens of printing collected by Daniel Berkeley Updike and used for reference at the Merrymount Press, ca. 1900-1930. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
referencedIn McKibbin, David Milton Kendall, 1906-1978. Checklist of the work of The Merrymount Press, 1935 May. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) papers, Brown (John Nicholas) (1861-1900) papers, (bulk 1881-1900), 1871-1900 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
referencedIn Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939. Papers, 1915-1938. Grolier Club
referencedIn Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960. Updike of Merrymount : the scholar-printer : manuscript, [1942] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Merrymount Press. Letters relating to the Merrymount Press, 1913-1955. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. [Letters to Edward Larocque Tinker], 1939-1940. University Club Library
creatorOf Merrymount Press. Records, 1898-1949. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Merrymount Press. Facimiles of book bindings of various periods collected by Daniel Berkeley Updike and used for reference at the Merrymount Press, ca. 1900-1930. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of decorated papers, ca. 1500-ca. 1950. Houghton Library
referencedIn William Bentinck-Smith papers, 1941-1975. Houghton Library
referencedIn William B. Osgood Field collection of prints, 1784-1942. Houghton Library
referencedIn Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. Correspondence, 1929-1941. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Designs and correspondence, 1918-1983. Houghton Library
referencedIn Records of Grace Episcopal Church, 1829-2000 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
referencedIn Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. [Letter to John Bianchi, Christmas night 1919]. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Blos, Joan W. Papers of the Melcher family [manuscript] 1785-1987. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Clark, William T., fl. 1888-1921,. [Eight interior views of the Merrymount Press] [graphic]. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Merrymount Press. Records of the Merrymount Press, 1893-1948. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964. Papers of T. M. Cleland, 1900-1949. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bell, Robert Anning, 1863-1933. [Artwork for Merrymount Press's altar book for Episcopal Church] [graphic]. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Letters relating to the Merrymount Press, 1913-1955. Houghton Library
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correspondedWith American Institute of Graphic Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Bell, Robert Anning, 1863-1933. person
correspondedWith Bentinck-Smith, William, 1914- person
associatedWith Bianchi, John. person
associatedWith Bianchi, John, b. 1874. person
associatedWith Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. person
associatedWith Brown, John Nicholas, 1861-1900 person
correspondedWith Charles E. (Charles Eliot) Goodspeed person
associatedWith Clark, William T., fl. 1888-1921, person
associatedWith Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. 1840-1922. person
associatedWith D. B. (Daniel Berkeley) Updike. person
associatedWith De Vinne, Theodore Low, 1828-1914. person
associatedWith Dwiggins, W. A. 1880-1956. person
correspondedWith Farrand, Max person
associatedWith Field, William B. Osgood, collector. person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
correspondedWith George T. Goodspeed person
associatedWith Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. person
associatedWith Grabhorn Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Grace Church (Providence, R. I.) corporateBody
associatedWith Greene, Belle da Costa. person
associatedWith Greenough, Chester Noyes, 1874-1938. person
associatedWith Harding, George L. 1893-1976, person
correspondedWith Helena M. Hand person
correspondedWith Henry H. Taylor person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960. person
correspondedWith Julian P. Smith person
associatedWith Loring, Rosamond B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith McKibbin, David Milton Kendall, 1906-1978. person
associatedWith Morgan, J. P. 1867-1943. person
associatedWith Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967. person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
associatedWith Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. person
associatedWith Silvé, David. person
associatedWith Taylor, Henry H., person
correspondedWith Thomas J. Taylor person
associatedWith Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. person
associatedWith Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939. person
associatedWith Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. person
associatedWith Winship, George Parker, 1871-1952. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts--Boston
United States
United States
Massachusetts--Boston
Subject
Authors--Correspondence
Book design
Rubbing--Specimens
Private presses
Authors and publishers--Correspondence
Small presses--Archives
Bookbinding--Facsimiles
Book collecting
Printing
Printing--History
Printing--Specimens
Printers' ornaments--Specimens
Type and type-founding--Specimens
Book industries and trade
Publishers and Publishing
Occupation
Function
Printers

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Active 1893

Active 1948

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