This collection consists of correspondence from Goudy to his close friends and family. The majority of the letters are addressed
to Grace Gray, a family friend who lives in Omaha, Nebraska, who lives in Goudy's deceased Aunt Alice’s home. The dated letters
have been placed in alphabetical order. Letters lacking a posted date, as well as miscellaneous items, such as newspaper clippings,
have been placed at the rear of the stack.
Frederic Goudy was born March 8, 1865, in Bloomington, Illinois. He was an American printer and type designer whose typefaces
include Copperplate Gothic, Goudy Old Style, and Kennerley. He was widely known for the success of his typefaces between 1915
and 1940, and often gave speeches regarding his passion for letter forms.
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