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Theodore Low De Vinne papers, 1850-1914

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0340
Bib ID 4078693 View CLIO record
Creator(s) De Vinne, Theodore Low, 1828-1914
Title Theodore Low De Vinne papers, 1850-1914
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, documents, scrapbooks, and notes, drafts, and manuscripts of De Vinne's books, essays, and articles on printing. The collection contains much documentation relating to the Typothetae of the City of New York.

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Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Theodore Low De Vinne papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

From the Typographic Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Printers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printing -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printing -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Typothetae of the City of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American printer. De Vinne was one of the founders of the Typothetae of the City of New York, serving as secretary and president.

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Correspondence



Box 1 Cushing, J. Stearns, 12 November 1900


De Vinne, Theodore B. To:


Box 1 Everet J. Wendell, 12 May 1914


Box 1 Henry Lewis Bullen, 20 september 1910-20 January 1917


Box 1 Camille DeVeze


Box 1 Editor of the American Printer


Box 1 Joel Munsell, 11 January 1875


Box 1 Mr. Mackellar, 17 March 1887


Box 1 L. B. Benton, 30 June 1896


Box 1 Mr. Mackellar


Box 1 Mr. Cochrane, 29 March-20 June 1901


Box 1 The Century Company, 11-13 August 1900


Box 1 J. M. Stoddart, 2 November 1903


Box 1 Ginn and Company, 20 December 1906


Box 1 Frank B. Berry, 20 & 23 March 1907


Box 1 Henry Lewis Johnson, 8 November 1907


Box 1 Mr. Veeder, 17 June 1908


Box 1 Dr. George P. Holden, 27 July 1909-18 May 1912


Box 1 Felt, Charles W., 14 April 1865


Box 1 Gilliss, Walter, 18 January 1905


Box 1 Holden, W. H., 5 March 1876


Box 1 Howe, James Lucas, 28 September 1864


Box 1 Knox, J. F., 5 October 1864


Box 1 Martin, James H, 24 October 1904


Box 1 Miller, Leonard H, 5 May 1871-31 May 1875


Box 1 Munsell, Joel, 9 August 1864


Box 1 Richardson, Warren, 22 May 1900


Box 1 Rooses, Max, 17 October 1884


Box 1 Saint-Andre de Lignereux, 12 January 1904


Box 1 St. John, James A, 3 May 1883 & 19 November 1890


Box 1 Smeding, L. H., 26 June 1901


Box 1 Sewell, Alfred, 13 October 1864


Box 1 Shipman, Craoline, 1904-1905


Box 1 Smith, R. H,, 10 December 1869-15 November 1870


Box 1 Wright, A. J., 10 November 1864


Box 1 Miscellaneous Corresponence

Proofs and Engravings


De Vinne:


Box 1 Engraving on Wood


Brehmer, Henry:


Box 1 Renner type: Trial proofs, 1898-1899

Documents


Box 1 DeVinne "Memorandum re. the differences between employers and employees"


Box 1 DeVinne "Agreement for uniform price scale"


Box 1 DeVinne Calling Card with instructions, 14 January 1904

Manuscripts



Box 2 About Novelties in Typography


Box 2 About Pages and Margins


Box 2 About Typographical Unions


Box 2 The Adaptability of Papers


Box 2 Addresses


Box 2 Addtess to Columbia University students in architecture, December 1906


Box 2 Address to Yale College Club


Box 2 Bookmaking


Box 2 Brass Rule


Box 2 Choice of faces


Box 2 Address to Electerical Engineers, 9 February 1903


Box 2 Address to Stationers


Box 2 Composition


Box 2 Compositiojn in time


Box 2 Concerning Composition done for the Century Company, November 1894


Box 2 Decoration


Box 2 The Decoration of Books


Box 2 Detachable notes


Box 2 The Different Methods of Printing


Box 2 Display


Box 2 Display


Box 2 Early Roman Printing Types (1)


Box 2 Early Roman Printing Types (2)


Box 2 Estimate of copy, often called the Casting-Off of Copy


Box 2 Greek Type


Box 2 Hints about Job Composition


Box 2 The Implied Agreement between Author & P (unfinished)


Box 2 L'Imprimeris #623-627


Box 2 Initial Letters


Box 2 Initials and Headbands


Box 2 Italics


Box 2 Librarians Abbreviations - English, French, Italian, Latin


Box 2 List of Books belonging to Mr. Theo. L. DeVinne in Office Library, October 1906


Box 2 Memoranda about early Roman types


Box 2 Memoranda of litarary work concerning practical printing


Box 2 Measurable Matter


Box 2 Measurements


Box 2 Medieval Typography


Box 2 Misc. copy for Specimen books - less than 100 words


Box 2 Misc. copy for Specimen books - Poetry


Box 2 Misc. copy for Specimen books - 100 words or more


Box 2 Miscellaneous Manuscripts



Box 3 New Styles of Text Type (unfinished)


Box 3 New Text Types (unfinished)


Box 3 Notes made for a speech before the Typothetae at Aldine Association, 1900


Box 3 Old rules of display (on ms. leaves numbered 29-33)


Box 3 Paper


Box 3 Paper and Paper-Making


Box 3 A paper on the state of the printing trade, 1887

Read but never published


Box 3 Planning of display


Box 3 Plantin, Christopher "Dialogues in French for Young People" (with De Vinne's ms. notes)


Box 3 A new edition of "The Inferno"


Box 3 Roman Type


Box 3 Routine of Book-Composition


Box 3 Sketches of printers of Italy

Notes on books examined or used for fascims


Box 3 Society for the Encouragement of Arts. "The Report of the Committee on the Deterioration of Paper", 1898?


Box 3 Some Wrong Notions


Box 3 Wood-cuts . . . Errors of designers


Box 3 Why some wook-cuts are unsatisfactory


Box 3 Weber's "Buchdruckerei"

DeVinne's ms. excerpts of sections 39-41


Box 3 Typographical Efforts


Box 3 A poem


Box 3 Practice of typography (notes, etc.)


Box 3 Printing in New York


Box 3 Proofs


Box 3 Printing in the XIXth Century

Contribution to Evening Post, September 1900


Box 3 The Proper Proportions of Pages and Margins, etc.

From The Sizes and Shapes of Books


Box 3 La Reliure francaise (French book-binding)


Box 3 Remarks by Theodore L. DeVinne before the Board of Trade, 29 January 1903


Box 3 Types, &c.-memoranda


Box 3 Type


Box 3 To measure copy


Box 3 The Theory of Presswork (unfinished)


Box 3 Spacing of letters


Box 3 Spacing

Drawings, Notes, Financial, Printed


Drawings:



Box 4 Miscellaneous


Box 4 Hoe Catalogues Furnituire


Box 4 Printed Ephemera


Box 4 Miscellaneous Notes


Box 4 Galley Proofs-Miscellaneous


Financial Record:


Box 4 Bills and bank drafts



Box 5 Miscellaneous Printed Materials


Scrapbooks:


Printed Books:



Box 6 Fascililes of Types of Notable Printers of Italy During the Fifteenth Century


Box 6 Theodore Low De Vinne Printer


Box 6 First Constitution of The Typothetae together With Autographs of the Original Signers , March 1866


Box 6 The De Vinne Press , 1900

S-1-20

Removed to be cataloged for Book Arts, 2/17/2020


Box 6 The Library of Theodore Low De Vinne , 1920


Box 6 Catalogue of Works of The De Vinne Press , 1929

Grolier Club exhibition catalog