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Finding aid to T.J. Cobden-Sanderson papers, 1874-1984 (bulk 1884-1922)
BANC MSS 2011/260  
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    Collection Title: T.J. Cobden-Sanderson papers
    Date (inclusive): 1874-1984
    Date (bulk): 1884-1922
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2011/260
    Extent: 13 boxes, 20 volumes, 1 oversize volume, 2 oversize folders, 2 microfilm reels circa 6 linear feet
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Contains correspondence, writings, lectures, photographs, illustrations, etc., of T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, including family papers related to his wife Anne Cobden-Sanderson and his children Richard and Stella Cobden-Sanderson. Also includes ephemera relating to the Doves Press and Doves Bindery, an archive of correspondence between Cobden-Sanderson and Harold Peirce, and book collector Norman H. Strouse's research files and correspondence.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], T.J. Cobden-Sanderson Papers, BANC MSS 2011/260, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Airlie, Henrietta Blanche, Countess of, 1830-1921 -- Correspondence.
    Airlie, Henrietta Blanche, Countess of, 1830-1921, correspondent.
    Bradley, A. C. (Andrew Cecil), 1851-1935 -- Correspondence.
    Bradley, A. C. (Andrew Cecil), 1851-1935, correspondent.
    Brooke, Stopford Augustus, 1832-1916 -- Correspondence.
    Brooke, Stopford Augustus, 1832-1916, correspondent.
    Cobden-Sanderson, Anne, 1853-1926 -- Archives.
    Cobden-Sanderson, Anne, 1853-1926 -- Correspondence.
    Cobden-Sanderson, Anne, 1853-1926, correspondent.
    Cobden-Sanderson, Richard -- Correspondence.
    Cobden-Sanderson, Richard, correspondent.
    Cobden-Sanderson, Stella, 1886-1979 -- Correspondence.
    Cobden-Sanderson, Stella, 1886-1979, correspondent.
    Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922 -- Archives.
    Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922 -- Correspondence.
    Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922 -- Family -- Pictorial works.
    Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922 -- Portraits.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962 -- Correspondence.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, correspondent.
    Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 -- Correspondence.
    Crane, Walter, 1845-1915, correspondent.
    Cunninghame Graham, R. B. (Robert Bontine), 1852-1936 -- Correspondence.
    Cunninghame Graham, R. B. (Robert Bontine), 1852-1936, correspondent.
    De Coverly, E. L. (Edward Lorenzo)
    Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901 -- Correspondence.
    Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901, correspondent.
    Graham, Rigby, 1931-
    Johnston, Edward, 1872-1944 -- Correspondence.
    Johnston, Edward, 1872-1944, correspondent.
    Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni︠a︡zʹ, 1842-1921 -- Correspondence.
    Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926 -- Correspondence.
    Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926, correspondent.
    Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 -- Correspondence.
    Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925, correspondent.
    Morris, Jane Burden, 1840-1914 -- Correspondence.
    Morris, Jane Burden, 1840-1914 -- Portraits.
    Morris, Jane Burden, 1840-1914, correspondent.
    Morris, May, 1862-1938 -- Correspondence.
    Morris, May, 1862-1938 -- Portraits.
    Morris, May, 1862-1938, correspondent.
    Morris, William, 1834-1896 -- Correspondence.
    Morris, William, 1834-1896, correspondent.
    Peirce, Harold, 1856-1932 -- Correspondence.
    Peirce, Harold, 1856-1932, correspondent.
    Radford, Ernest -- Correspondence.
    Radford, Ernest, correspondent.
    Strouse, Norman H. -- Correspondence.
    Strouse, Norman H., correspondent.
    Strouse, Norman H., former owner.
    Von Arnim, Elizabeth, 1866-1941 -- Correspondence.
    Von Arnim, Elizabeth, 1866-1941, correspondent.
    Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933.
    Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni︠a︡zʹ, 1842-1921, correspondent.
    Doves Bindery.
    Doves Press -- Pictorial works.
    Doves Press.
    Book collectors -- United States.
    Bookbinders -- England.
    Fine books.
    Printers -- England.
    Private presses -- England.
    Drawings.
    Photographs.

    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

    Biography/Organization History

    Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson (2 December 1840-7 September 1922) was an English artist, printer, and bookbinder associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. He was born Thomas James Sanderson, but when he married Julia Sarah Anne Cobden (1853-1926) in 1882, they both took the surname Cobden-Sanderson. They had two children, Richard (1884-1964) and Stella (1886-1979). In 1884, at the encouragement of William and Jane Morris, Cobden-Sanderson took up bookbinding. In 1900, he went into partnership with Emery Walker and founded the Doves Press in Hammersmith, London. The press produced all of its books, using a single size of type, between 1900 and 1916. The type, known as "The Doves Type," was based on types used by Nicolas Jenson from the 1470s. The type, punches, and matrices were destroyed by Cobden-Sanderson when he took them to Hammersmith Bridge and threw them into the Thames.
    Norman H. Strouse (1906-1993) was the head of the J. Walter Thompson Co. advertising agency and a noted book collector. He and his wife Charlotte lived in St. Helena, California, where he amassed an internationally known rare book collection that included illuminated manuscripts from the 12th to 16th centuries.
    Harold Peirce (1856-1932) was a noted private press collector from Philadelphia.

    Scope and Content Note

    Contains correspondence, writings, lectures, photographs, illustrations, etc., of T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, including family papers related to his wife Anne Cobden-Sanderson and his children Richard and Stella Cobden-Sanderson. Also includes ephemera relating to the Doves Press and Doves Bindery, an archive of correspondence between Cobden-Sanderson and Harold Peirce, and book collector Norman H. Strouse's research files and correspondence.