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Porter Garnett papers, 1916-1951.
BANC MSS C-H 118 V.1; BANC MSS C-H 118 Box 1; BANC MSS C-H 118 Box 2; BANC MSS C-H 118 Box 3; ...
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Title:

Porter Garnett papers, 1916-1951

Creator/Contributor:

Garnett, Porter, 1871-1951, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951

Creator/Contributor:

Bird, Grace V., Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Clapp, Frederick Mortimer, 1879-1969

Abstract:

Correspondence, writings, miscellaneous papers, drawings and sketches, examples of fine printing (some mounted). Includes Gelett Burgess material.
Correspondence with Grace V. Bird and Elizabeth Sellers often concerns mutual friends, including David "Clink" Greenhood and Helen "Billy" Gentry Greenhood, Witter Bynner, Hildegarde Flanner Monhoff, and Frederick Mortimer Clapp, and discusses Garnett's move to Pittsburgh, Penn. in 1924 to teach and to establish the Laboratory Press. Correspondence between Garnett and Clapp also includes memos and proofs from Garnett's work on printing the Frick catalog.

Date:

1916 (issued)

Subject:

Bynner, Witter -- 1881-1968
Flanner, Hildegarde -- 1899-1987
Greenhood, David
Clapp, Frederick Mortimer -- 1879-1969
Laboratory Press.
Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.)
Small presses
Printing -- History

Note:

COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for use.
Photographs from Boxes 1-4 transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1905.14743-.14835--PIC, BANC PIC 1953.019--PIC and BANC PIC 1985.039--PIC)
Porter Garnett, a native of San Francisco, was prominent in West Coast literary activities and in fine printing. He co-founded "The Lark" with Gelett Burgess, was a dramatic and literary critic, an assistant curator at The Bancroft Library (1907-12), and founder of the Laboratory Press while professor of graphic arts at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1922-35). Garnett was also an active member of the Bohemian Club.
Preliminary list of contents available.

Physical Description:

print
3 cartons, 8 boxes, 1 volume 2 oversize folders and 1 package.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-H 118 V.1
BANC MSS C-H 118 Box 1
BANC MSS C-H 118 Box 2
BANC MSS C-H 118 Box 3
BANC MSS C-H 118 Box 4
BANC MSS C-H 118 CARTON 1
BANC MSS C-H 118 CARTON 2
BANC MSS C-H 118 CARTON 3
BANC MSS C-H 118
BANC MSS C-H 118

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for use.