Ellis, Richard W. (Richard Williamson), 1895-1982

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Richard W. Ellis was born in Washington, D.C. in 1894 and he pursued an education in metallurgy before going to work as a printer. In 1924 Ellis started the Georgian Press, the beginning of an illustrious career in book designing and printing. From his shop in Westport, Conn. Ellis printed over 50 books. After 1935, Ellis worked for Haddon Craftsmen in Camden, for Curtis Publishing in Philadelphia, as well as Golden Hind Press, Kingsport Press, and the Limited Editions Club during the latter years of his career.

From the description of Papers, 1916-1977. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122468250

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creatorOf Ellis, Richard Williamson, 1894-1982. ALS [microform] : to Paul [Bennett?], [1936 Dec. 28]. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Ellis, Richard Williamson, 1894-1982. Papers, 1916-1977. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Kennerley, Mitchell, 1878-1950. Mitchell Kennerley papers, 1902-1940. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Rushmore, Arthur W., 1883-1955. Rushmore collection, 1900-1992 (bulk 1927-1955). Free Public Library of the Borough of Madison
creatorOf Ellis, Richard Williamson, 1894-1982. Letters, 1933, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Ellis, Hazel. Hazel and Nellie Ellis family papers, 1848-1938 (bulk 1903-1911). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Ellis, Richard Williamson, 1894-1982. ALS [microform] : to Paul [Bennett?], [1936 Dec. 28]. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Ellis, Richard W. (Richard Williamson), 1895-1982. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1933-1940. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Ball mss., 1873-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Macy, George. George Macy papers, 1916-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Ellis, Richard Williamson, 1894-1982. Letter : to Seymour Adelman, Philadelphia, 1979 Aug. 20. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Ellis, Richard Williamson, 1895-. For Max Stein re: bookmarks from Richard Ellis [between 1910 and 1982]. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Carteret Book Club. Records, [ca. 1902-1958]. Grolier Club
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associatedWith Adelman, Seymour, 1906- person
associatedWith American Institute of Graphic Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Ball family family
correspondedWith Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966 person
correspondedWith Carteret Book Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Cheshire House. corporateBody
associatedWith Chrysler, Walter P. (Walter Percy), 1909- person
associatedWith Curtis Publishing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Davidson, Gustav, 1895-1971. person
associatedWith Ellis, Hazel. person
correspondedWith Ellis, Richard Williamson, 1895- person
associatedWith French, Frank, 1850-1933. person
associatedWith Georgian Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Golden Hind Press (Madison, N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947. person
associatedWith Haddon Craftsmen, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Kennerley, Mitchell, 1878-1950. person
associatedWith Kingsport Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Kress, Rush H. person
associatedWith Limited Editions Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Macy, George. person
associatedWith Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957. person
associatedWith Philobiblon Club. corporateBody
correspondedWith Rushmore, Arthur W., 1883-1955. person
associatedWith Satenstein, Jesse. person
associatedWith Stein, Max. person
associatedWith Trayser, Lewis W. person
associatedWith Wilson, Edward Arthur, 1886-1970. person
associatedWith Wolf, Edwin, 1911-1991. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New Jersey
Book design
Book industries and trade
Type designers


Birth 1894

Death 1982


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