Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964

Alternative names

Hide Profile

American illustrator.

From the description of Typed letter signed : Danbury, Connecticut, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1936 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868038

T. M. Cleland, primarily a book designer, painter, illustrator, and type designer also produced costume and set designs for theatrical performances.

From the description of T. M. Cleland costume designs for Scaramouche, 1923. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 669062826

American illustrator, artist, book designer, and typographer. Born in Brooklyn in 1880, Cleland did poorly in art school but turned to printing and ornament and established the Cornhill Press in Boston. He later returned to New York, designed the typeface Della Robbia, obtained a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, later was editor of McClure's Magazine, and then had a printing plant of his own. Economic difficulties forced him to give up printing after World War I, and he thereafter devoted himself to design.

From the description of Letters to Fritz and Peggy Lund, 1940-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863315

Book designer and illustrator.

From the description of Papers of T. M. Cleland, 1900-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449147

Biographical Note

  • 1880, Aug. 18: Born, Brooklyn, New York
  • 1895 - 1896 : Attended Artist Artisan Institute, New York City
  • 1905: Married Elinor Woodruff
  • 1906 - 1908 : Designer and art editor, McClure's Magazine
  • 1915 - 1930 : Proprieter of his own design and print shop Painter and illustrator, most notably for the Limited Editions Club
  • 1921: Gold, silver, and bronze medals, American Institute of Graphic Arts Exhibition of Printing
  • 1930: Designed typography for Fortune Magazine
  • 1940: Awarded gold medal, American institute of Graphic Arts
  • 1964, Nov. 9: Died, Danbury, Conn.

From the guide to the T. M. Cleland Papers, 1880-1964, (bulk 1920-1963), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Rockwell Kent Papers, ca.1885-1970. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Cleland, Thomas Maitland. Letters to Fritz and Peggy Lund, 1940-1957. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Macy, George. George Macy papers, 1916-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964. Papers of T. M. Cleland, 1900-1949. Library of Congress
creatorOf Macy, George. Limited Editions Club papers, 1929-1940. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf T. M. Cleland Papers, 1880-1964, (bulk 1920-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, 1874-1940. Frederic Fairchild and Julia Munson Sherman papers, 1874-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Overbrook Press Records, 1929-1978, [Bulk: 1935-1961] Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Arthur S. Allen - Commercial Typography, ca.1900-1940. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Wildeiana, 1858-1998 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
referencedIn Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. Rockwell Kent papers, ca.1885-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964. Typed letter signed : Danbury, Connecticut, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1936 Jan. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1929-1960, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964. [Electrotype printing plates for Oakley Fund bookplate] [realia] / C. Newberry Library
creatorOf Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964. Correspondence : to Raymond F. DaBoll, 1957-1962. Newberry Library
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New Fairfield, to Henry Watson Kent, 1931 Oct. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Pynson Printers records, 1927-1933 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964. Papers, ca. 1927-1945. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Altschul, Frank, 1887-1981. Frank Altschul papers, 1900-1981. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964. T. M. Cleland costume designs for Scaramouche, 1923. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rondthaler, Edward. Edward Rondthaler papers, 1915-1981. RIT Library, Wallace Library
creatorOf Hamill, Alfred E. (Alfred Ernest), 1884-1953. Alfred E. Hamill papers, 1856-1967, bulk 1937-1953. Newberry Library
referencedIn Allen, Arthur S.,. Arthur S. Allen collection, ca.1900-1940. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bradley, Will, 1868-1962. Letters, manuscripts, original drawings and poems, 1894-1960. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hornung, Clarence Pearson. Clarence Pearson Hornung papers, 1792-1990 (bulk 1920-1990). Yale University Library
creatorOf Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. Rockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993 (bulk 1935-1961). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. Rockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. Papers, ca.1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bennett, Paul, 1897-1966,. Papers relating to Frederic Warde, 1921-1966. Grolier Club
referencedIn Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960. William Adams Delano papers, 1902-1960 (inclusive), 1939-1960 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn W. Arthur Cole Letters, 1914-1940 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. Rockwell Kent papers, [ca. 1840]-1993 (bulk ca. 1935-1961). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland). Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1934-1964. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939. Papers, 1915-1938. Grolier Club
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Allen, Arthur S., person
associatedWith Allen, Arthur S., collector. person
associatedWith Altschul, Frank, 1887-1981. person
correspondedWith Anthoensen, Fred, 1882-1969 person
associatedWith Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975. person
correspondedWith Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965 person
associatedWith Bammen, Catherine. person
correspondedWith Beilenson, Peter, 1905-1962 person
correspondedWith Bennett, Paul, 1897-1966, person
correspondedWith Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966 person
correspondedWith Biddle, George, 1885-1973 person
associatedWith Bradley, Will, 1868-1962. person
associatedWith Century Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Cleland, Elinor Woodruff, 1871- person
correspondedWith Cleland family family
associatedWith Cole, W. Arthur (William Arthur), b. 1887 person
correspondedWith Colish, Abraham, 1882-1963 person
correspondedWith Cotten, Joseph, 1905-1994 person
correspondedWith Covey, Arthur Sinclair, 1877-1960 person
associatedWith DaBoll, Raymond F. person
associatedWith Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960. person
correspondedWith Dothard, Robert L. person
correspondedWith Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990 person
correspondedWith Glass, Montague, 1877-1934 person
associatedWith Grolier Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Hamill, Alfred E. (Alfred Ernest), 1884-1953. person
correspondedWith Hiss, Alger person
associatedWith Hornung, Clarence Pearson. person
correspondedWith Ingersoll, Ralph, 1900-1985 person
associatedWith Jane Oakley Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. person
correspondedWith Kredel, Fritz, 1900-1973 person
associatedWith Lund, Fritz. person
associatedWith Lund, Peggy. person
associatedWith Macy, George. person
associatedWith Merrymount Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Meynell, Francis, 1891-1975 person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Ortega y Gasset, José person
associatedWith Overbrook Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. person
correspondedWith Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Wagenknecht Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pynson Printers corporateBody
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
associatedWith Rondthaler, Edward. person
correspondedWith Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978 person
associatedWith Sabatini, Rafael, 1875-1950. person
associatedWith Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, 1874-1940. person
correspondedWith Simon, Oliver, 1895-1956 person
associatedWith Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. person
associatedWith Wagenknecht, Edward, 1900-2004, person
correspondedWith Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939. person
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wilson, Edward A. (Edward Arthur), 1886-1970 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Illinois--Chicago
Subject
Bookplates, American--20th century
Insignia
Printing
Writing, Italic
Dogs--Poetry
Library bookplates
Graphic design (Typography)
Bookplates
Penmanship
Calligraphy
Calligraphers--Correspondence
Emblems
Type ornaments
Engraving--20th century--Specimens
Printing--History
Arts
Illustration of books
Publishers and Publishing
Book design
Music in bookplates
Occupation
Book designers
Artists
Illustrator
Type designers
Function

Person

Birth 1880

Death 1964

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rb7fm6

Ark ID: w6rb7fm6

SNAC ID: 9003750