Title:Katharine Adams correspondence: and other material, circa 1898-1960
Creator/Contributor:Adams, Katharine, 1862-1952, creator
Creator/Contributor:Charrington, John, 1856-1939, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Cockerell, Douglas, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Daniel, C. Henry (Charles Henry), correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Geoffroy-Dechaume, Charles, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Gere, Charles M. (Charles March), 1869-1957, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Griggs, Frederick Landseer Maur, 1876-1938, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Hornby, Charles Harry St. John, 1867-1946, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Kenyon, Frederic G. (Frederic George), Sir, 1863-1952, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Norman, Philip, 1842-1931, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Pissarro, Lucien, 1863-1944, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Prideaux, S. T. (Sarah Treverbian), correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Walker, Emery, 1851-1933, correspondent.
Approximately 150 letters written to Katharine Adams sending congratulations from clients for whom she had bound books, discussing
technical problems (such as the warping of vellum boards), etc. Correspondents include John Charrington, T.J. Cobden-Sanderson,
Douglas Cockerell, Lord Aldenham, C. Henry Daniel, Mary de Navarro, F.S. Ellis, C. Geoffroy-Dechaume, C.M. Gere, F.L. Griggs,
C.H. St. John Hornby, F.G. Kenyon, C. Fairfax Murray, Philip Norman, Lucien Pissarro, Sarah Prideaux, G.B. Shaw, Sir Emery
Walker, and others. Collections also includes: two autograph manuscript addresses given by Adams to the Women's Guild of Art
(on Sarah T. Prideaux, Feb. 26, 1936, and May Morris, Feb. 1940); a record of bindings from 1898 to ca. 1935 comprising working
designs in pencil or stamped in black with tools, including a number of trials for lettering; transfer-drawings used for decorative
bookbindings, including an elaborate design for the Doves Press "Seven poems and two translations" by Alfred Lord Tennyson;
small drawings used for the tooling of spines of the Dyson Perrine copy of the Doves Press Bible; and, miscellaneous photographs
Adams, Katharine -- 1862-1952 -- Correspondence
Adams, Katharine -- 1862-1952 -- Archives
Prideaux, S. T. (Sarah Treverbian)
Morris, May -- 1862-1938
Charrington, John -- 1856-1939 -- Correspondence
Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James) -- 1840-1922 -- Correspondence
Cockerell, Douglas -- Correspondence
Daniel, C. Henry (Charles Henry) -- Correspondence
Anderson, Mary -- 1859-1940 -- Correspondence
Ellis, Frederick Startridge -- 1830-1901 -- Correspondence
Geoffroy-Dechaume, Charles -- Correspondence
Gere, Charles M. (Charles March) -- 1869-1957 -- Correspondence
Griggs, Frederick Landseer Maur -- 1876-1938 -- Correspondence
Hornby, Charles Harry St. John -- 1867-1946 -- Correspondence
Sir -- Kenyon, Frederic G. (Frederic George) -- 1863-1952 -- Correspondence
Murray, Charles Fairfax -- 1849-1919 -- Correspondence
Norman, Philip -- 1842-1931 -- Correspondence
Pissarro, Lucien -- 1863-1944 -- Correspondence
Prideaux, S. T. (Sarah Treverbian) -- Correspondence
Shaw, Bernard -- 1856-1950 -- Correspondence
Walker, Emery -- 1851-1933 -- Correspondence
Women bookbinders -- England -- Correspondence
Bookbinders -- England -- Correspondence
Bookbinding -- England -- History -- 20th century
Katharine Adams correspondence, BANC MSS 2011/262, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Norman H. Strouse; 19 July 1982.
Related item: Corley, P.M.S. Katharine Adams, C.H. StJ. Hornby and the Ashendene Press (BANC MSS 2001/27 z).
Related collection: S.T. Prideaux correspondence (BANC MSS 2011/261).
Katharine Adams Webb (1862-1952) was an English bookbinder. Largely self-trained, Adams enjoyed the patronage of several private
presses, including the Doves Press, the Ashendene Press, and the Kelmscott Press. Her most significant works date from the
first quarter of the 20th century, although she continued to bind books until her death.
4 boxes (1.25 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2011/262 box 1
BANC MSS 2011/262 box 2
BANC MSS 2011/262 box 3
BANC MSS 2011/262 box 4
BANC MSS 2011/262