Guide to the Caxton Club Papers, 1923-1930

Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
© 1999
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Caxton Club Papers, 1923-1930

Collection number: M0417

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Hank Sartin, Sara Timby
Date Completed:
ca. 1984
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Caxton Club Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1923-1930
Collection number: Special Collections M0417
Creator: Caxton Club
Extent: .75 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Gift of Norman Strouse, 1983.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Caxton Club Papers, M0417, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Historical Note

The Caxton Club was founded in Chicago in 1895 for the literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books. Toward this end the Club arranges lectures and exhibits and occasionally publishes books. From the original membership of fifteen, the Club has grown to several hundred members.

Scope and Content Note

Publishing files for two books: 1) Sir Frederic Kenyon's Ancient Books and Modern Discoveries, 1927, and 2) Cyril Davenport's Roger Payne, 1929. Both include correspondence from Bruce Rogers, book designer.

Container List

 

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.