Papers relating to Frederic Warde, 1921-1966.


Papers relating to Frederic Warde, 1921-1966.

Notes of interviews conducted by Paul Bennett between 1963 and 1966 relating to Frederic Warde. Interviewees include: Robert Dothard, Ralph Duenewald, Anne Lyon Haight, Sherman P. Haight, James Hendrickson, Melvin Loos, Stanley Morison, Beatrice Warde, and Henry Z. Walck. There are notes from his visits to the Will Ransom Collection at the Newberry Library, the Library of Congress, and the Henry E. Huntington Library. Also: photocopies of correspondence in the Will Ransom Collection at the Newberry Library with Crosby Gaige, P.J. Conkwright, Alfred C. Howell, Henry Watson Kent, William A. Kittredge, Will Ransom, and Rudolph Ruzicka; copies of letters in the Library of Congress from Warde to Thomas Maitland Cleland; correspondence with Paul Tomlinson, manager of the Princeton University Press; and copies of letters from Beatrice Warde at the Huntington Library. The collection also includes Bennett's notes on Warde material at the offices of the Limited Editions Club and in the collection of Sherman P. and Anne Lyon Haight, as well as general correspondence and notes relating to the Warde project.

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