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The library of Stanley Morison (1889-1967), typographer, presented to the Library on his death by Sir Allen Lane. Morison had close links with Cambridge University Press and with the Monotype Corporation, of which he was typographical adviser. As well as material on typography and the history of printing and publishing, the collection covers palaeography, liturgical studies and church history. Some typographical material has been added to the collection since its arrival, largely from the library of the University Printer.

The Library also holds a notable collection of Monotype Corporation publications, and Morison's personal papers; enquiries about the latter should be made to the Manuscripts Department.

References and further reading

  • C.D. Robinson & N.A. Smith, Monotype material in the University Library, Cambridge; a handlist. [PDF format] (Second edition: Cambridge, 1997) (Morison.86.1000).
  • Stanley Morison, Selected essays on the history of letter-forms in manuscript and print ( Cambridge, 1981)
  • Stanley Morison, A tally of types (1981)
  • Stanley Morison, The art of the printer: 250 title and text pages selected from books composed in the roman letter printed from 1500 to 1900 (London, 1925)
  • Nicolas Barker, Stanley Morison (London, 1972)

Other collections in Cambridge University Library of typographical interest include the BroxbourneMeynell and Dreyfus collections.