Grabhorn Press

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Fine printing firm established in San Francisco, California, by Edwin Grabhorn and his brother, Robert.

From the description of Grabhorn Press records, 1917-1973. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 82842847

Robert (1900-1973) and Edwin (1889-1968) Grabhorn, from Indiana, began printing in 1911 in Seattle, later moved to Indianapolis, and established the Grabhorn Press in San Francisco in 1920. It soon became internationally known for fine craftsmanship, beautiful design work, and the publication of rare western Americana, often from Edwin Grabhorn's personal collection. Following Edwin's death, Robert formed a partnership with Andrew Hoyem known as Grabhorn-Hoyem. Robert's wife Jane (1911-1973), a witty author, was co-owner with William M. Smith of the Colt Press, and operated her own Press, the Jumbo Press, within the walls of the Grabhorn Press. The Bibliography of the Press appeared in three volumes (1940, 1957, 1977).

From the description of Grabhorn Press ephemera, 1911-1971. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 50990820

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Heller, Elinor Raas. Materials pertaining to the Grabhorn Press bibliography, 1927-1975. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Grover, Sherwood. The Grabhorn Press and the Grace Hoper Press : oral history transcript / Sherwood Grover ; tape recorded interview conducted by Ruth Teiser in 1970. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1972 : and related material, 1970-1972. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Roy Vernon Sowers and Margaret Cosgrave Sowers papers, 1629-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Grabhorn Press records, 1917-1973 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Hoyem, Andrew, 1935-. [Hoyem archive of fine press printing]. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Grabhorn Press. Two pieces of Grabhorn Press ephemera. 1939-1960 Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
creatorOf Rosenthal, Toby Edward, 1848-1917. [View of a Chinese room] [graphic] UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Kennedy, Lawton, 1900-. Lawton Kennedy correspondence, 1935. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
referencedIn [Clipping collection regarding fine printing in San Francisco area] Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Wentz, Roby. Materials related to the publication of The Grabhorn Press and Kindred Matter, [ca. 1956-1979]. California Digital Library
referencedIn Pantheon Press. Pantheon Press records. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Gentry, Helen. Helen Gentry letter and list : Santa Fe, N.M., to James D. Hart, ALS and typescript, 1983-1987. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962. Letters regarding Robinson Jeffers's "Stars," [manuscript], 1930-1936. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Roth, William M. (William Matson), 1916-. William M. Roth correspondence, 1941-1965. University of California, Santa Cruz, UCSC
referencedIn William M. Roth correspondence, 1941-1965 University of California, Santa Cruz. . University Library Special Collections and Archives
referencedIn Farquhar, Marjory Bridge, 1903-1999. Pictorial items from the Grabhorn Press records [graphic] UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Sowers, Roy Vernon, 1897-. Papers, 1920-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Grabhorn Press. Grabhorn Press records, 1917-1973. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Random House (Firm). Random House Records, 1925-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of decorated papers, ca. 1500-ca. 1950. Houghton Library
referencedIn The Roy Vernon Sowers and Margaret Cosgrave Sowers papers, 1629-1994 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Wreden, William P. Fine press keepsakes sponsored by William P. Wreden, 1953-1995. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Shirley, Dame, 1819-1906. Final chorus of flowers : holograph, [18--?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Jeffers, Una, 1884 or 5-1950. Letters to Cortlandt Schoonover [manuscript], 1938 January 11 to December 10. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Grabhorn Press. [Grabhorn Press greeting cards and invitations]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Roy Vernon Sowers Papers, 1920-1984 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bell, Robert Eugene, 1926-. Papers concerning the Grabhorn Press, [ca.1971-1977]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Offprints of periodical articles related to Edgar Allan Poe / as collected by James Southall Wilson. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Grabhorn Press. Grabhorn Press ephemera, 1911-1971. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Angelo, Valenti, 1897-1982. Valenti Angelo correspondence, 1931. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Grabhorn Press. Ephemera, 1920-1973. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947. [Portfolio of two facsimiles of work from the Kelmscott Press, two original gatherings from the Kelmscott Chaucer, and a prospectus for the Basilisk Press facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Grover, Sherwood,. Sherwood Grover collection of Grabhorn Press materials, 1933-1979. California Digital Library
referencedIn Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Letter : Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., to [Raymond F.] DaBoll, 1943 July 6. Newberry Library
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associatedWith Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984, person
associatedWith Allen, Dorothy, 1908- person
associatedWith Allen, Lewis M. person
correspondedWith Allen, Lewis M., correspondent person
associatedWith Allen Press, corporateBody
correspondedWith Allen Press, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Almaden Vineyards, corporateBody
correspondedWith Almadén Vineyards, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Altschul, Frank, 1887-1981, person
associatedWith American Institute of Graphic Arts, corporateBody
correspondedWith American Institute of Graphic Arts, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith American Type Founders Company, corporateBody
associatedWith American Type Founders Company. Typographic Library and Museum, corporateBody
correspondedWith American Type Founders Company. Typographic Library and Museum, correspondent corporateBody
correspondedWith American Type Founders Sales Corporation, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Amerine, Maynard A. 1911-1998, person
associatedWith Anderson, Gregg, 1908-1944, person
associatedWith Angelo, Valenti, 1897-1982. person
associatedWith Archetype Press, corporateBody
correspondedWith Archetype Press, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Bancroft Library, corporateBody
correspondedWith Bancroft Library, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Batten, Lucia v. B., person
associatedWith Bechtel, Kenneth K. 1904- person
associatedWith Bell, Robert Eugene, 1926- person
associatedWith Bennett, Melba, d. 1968, person
correspondedWith Benoist, Louis Auguste, 1899- person
associatedWith Benoist, Louis Auguste, b. 1899, person
associatedWith Bentley, Wilder, 1900-1989, person
correspondedWith Berman, Eugene, 1899- person
associatedWith Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972, person
associatedWith Bianchi, John, b. 1874, person
associatedWith Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.), corporateBody
correspondedWith Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.), correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Book Club of California, corporateBody
correspondedWith Book Club of California, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Börjeson, Ingeborg, person
correspondedWith Börjeson, Ingeborg, correspondent person
associatedWith Bragin, Charles, person
correspondedWith Bragin, Charles, correspondent person
associatedWith Brautigan, Richard, person
correspondedWith Brautigan, Richard, correspondent person
associatedWith Bryant, Douglas W. 1913- person
associatedWith Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970, person
associatedWith Bullen, Henry Lewis, 1857-1938, person
associatedWith Burke, Jackson, 1908-1975, person
associatedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968, person
associatedWith California Historical Society, corporateBody
correspondedWith California Historical Society, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Carl Purington Rollins Printing-Office, corporateBody
associatedWith Cary, Melbert Brinckerhoff, 1892-1941, person
associatedWith Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971, person
associatedWith Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991, person
associatedWith Clapp, Verner W. 1901-1972, person
associatedWith Colt Press. corporateBody
correspondedWith Committee for the Establishment of Carl Purington Rollins Printing Office, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Cosgrave, George, 1870-1945, person
associatedWith Dane, G. Ezra 1904-1941, person
associatedWith Dawson, Glen, 1912- person
associatedWith Dillon, Richard H. person
associatedWith Douglas, Frederic H. 1897-1956, person
associatedWith Duschnes, Philip C. person
associatedWith Eckman, James Russell, 1908-1987, person
associatedWith E Clampus Vitus (Fraternal order), corporateBody
correspondedWith E Clampus Vitus (Fraternal order), correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Elkus, Albert, 1857-1949. person
associatedWith Elkus, Bertha Kahn, 1863-1938. person
associatedWith Ellis, Arthur M. 1875-1932, person
associatedWith Empáran, Madie Brown, person
associatedWith Evans, Henry Herman, 1918-1990, person
associatedWith Everson, William, 1912-1994, person
associatedWith Farquhar, Francis, person
associatedWith Farquhar, Francis Peloubet, 1887-1974, person
associatedWith Fawcus, Arnold D., person
correspondedWith Fawcus, Arnold D., correspondent person
correspondedWith Flammer, Charles, 1881- person
associatedWith Flammer, Charles, b. 1881, person
associatedWith Francis, R. W., person
correspondedWith Francis, R. W., correspondent person
correspondedWith Fuller, William Parmer, 1888- person
associatedWith Fuller, William Parmer, b. 1888, person
associatedWith Gannon, John Ira, 1907-1932, person
correspondedWith Gannon, John Ira, correspondent person
associatedWith Garnett, Porter, 1871-1951, person
associatedWith Gentry, Helen. person
associatedWith Goll, Yvan, 1891-1950, person
associatedWith Goudy, Frederic W. 1865-1947, person
associatedWith Grabhorn, Edwin. person
associatedWith Grabhorn-Hoyem (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Grabhorn, Jane Bissell. person
associatedWith Grabhorn, Mary. person
associatedWith Grabhorn, Robert person
associatedWith Grabhorn, Robert. person
associatedWith Graff, Everett D. 1885-1964, person
associatedWith Granniss, Ruth S. 1872-1954, person
associatedWith Greenhood, David, person
correspondedWith Greenhood, David, correspondent person
associatedWith Grolier Club, corporateBody
correspondedWith Grolier Club, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Grover, Sherwood. person
associatedWith Heller, Elinor Raas. person
associatedWith Hoyem, Andrew. person
associatedWith Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962. person
associatedWith Jeffers, Una, 1884 or 5-1950. person
associatedWith Jumbo Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Kennedy, Lawton, 1900- person
associatedWith Knight, Emerson, 1882-1960. person
associatedWith Library of Congress, corporateBody
correspondedWith Library of Congress, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Loring, Rosamond B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith Merrymount Press, corporateBody
correspondedWith Merrymount Press, correspondent corporateBody
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Pantheon Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Peregrine Press, corporateBody
correspondedWith Peregrine Press, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Random House (Firm), corporateBody
correspondedWith Random House (Firm), correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Rosenthal, Toby Edward, 1848-1917. person
associatedWith Roth, William M. (William Matson), 1916- person
associatedWith Roxburghe Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. person
associatedWith Shirley, Dame, 1819-1906. person
associatedWith Sowers, Margaret Cosgrave. person
associatedWith Sowers, Roy Vernon, 1897- person
associatedWith University of California, Berkeley. Library, corporateBody
correspondedWith University of California, Berkeley. Library, correspondent corporateBody
associatedWith Wentz, Roby. person
associatedWith Wreden, William P. person
associatedWith Zamorano Club, corporateBody
correspondedWith Zamorano Club, correspondent corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--San Francisco
California--San Francisco
Private presses--Specimens
Publishers and Publishing
Fine books
Private press books

Corporate Body

Active 1939

Active 1960



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