The collection contains material relating to Edmund B. Thompson and his printing career, mainly at his Hawthorn House (Windham,
Connecticut). Included are checklists, correspondence, photographs, and printing specimens (mainly by Hawthorn House).
Edmund B. Thompson (1897-1974) began his career with William Edwin Rudge in the 1920s. In 1929 he joined Peter Beilenson as
a partner in the Walpole Printing Office (New Rochelle) but in 1932, suffering from poor health, he moved to the quiet of
Windham, Connecticut where he set up Hawthorn House in his home. There he and his wife set type by hand, printing for others
and publishing Thompson's own works such as A Printer's Common-place Book (1937).
.8 linear feet
(2 document boxes)
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quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.