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Guide to the Caxton Club Papers, 1923-1930
Special Collections M0417  
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Series I. Original material relating to Sir Frederic Kenyon's Ancient Books and Modern Discourses, designed by Bruce Rodgers for the Caxton Club, Chicago, 1927.

Box 1, Folder 1

Six ALS's from Bruce Rodgers to C.L. Ricketts, editor, 1925-1927.

Box 1, Folder 2

Original typescript with corrections in the author's (Kenyon's) hand,

Physical Description: eighty-eight pages.
Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence relating to the publication of the book, 1923-1929,mostly to and from three members of the Caxton Club's Publication Committee (John T. Lee, C.L. Ricketts, Henry M. Wolf).

Box 1, Folder 4

Proofs of eight introductory pages, with penciled notes and corrections.

Box 1, Folder 5

Two prospectuses for the book.

Box 1, Folder 6

Thirty collotype plate proofs, by Emery Walker.


Series II. Original material relating to Cyril Davenport's Roger Payne, printed for the Caxton Club, Chicago, 1929.

Box 1, Folder 7

The author's original manuscript, with corrections.

Box 1, Folder 8

Typical copy of same,

Physical Description: thirty-three pages.
Box 1, Folder 9

Second draft.

Box 1, Folder 10

Second draft (continued).

Box 1, Folder 11

Five sample sheets showing development of title page and text design, including an ALS from Bruce Rodgers, June 8, 1927,re the book design and the design of the club device.

Box 1, Folder 12

Two sets of page proofs; one with Ricketts' penciled corrections, the second with the corrections printed.

Box 1, Folder 13

Material related to prints and plates.

Box 1, Folder 14

Eleven silverprints.

Box 1, Folder 15

Seven prints.

Box 1, Folder 16

Thirty-five prints.

Box 1, Folder 17

Thirty-five prints.


Correspondence relating to the publication of the book, 1926-1930,primarily to C.L. Ricketts, from Cyril Davenport, John T. Lee, Henry M. Wolf, and others.

Box 2, Folder 1

Prospectus and related correspondence.

Box 2, Folder 2

Ricketts' Davenport correspondence.

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence on book, Ricketts' files May 21, 1928 to November 23, 1928.

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence on book, Ricketts' files December 4, 1928 to October 7, 1929.

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence on book, Ricketts' files October 10, 1929 to April 15, 1930.

Box 2, Folder 6

Two prints and three negatives.