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COLLECTION Identifier: TypR-93

Process blocks commissioned by Philip and Frances Hofer for a Christmas keepsake

Process blocks for a Christmas keepsake commissioned by Philip and Frances Hofer in 1942.

Dates

  • 1942

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.
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Extent

.1 linear feet (1 box)

Eleven process blocks commissioned by Philip and Frances Hofer for a Christmas keepsake for the year 1942. They reproduce several devotional poems and prayers from a 1647 French calligraphic manuscript (held by the Houghton Library, identified as MS Typ 248). They were printed in color following the coloring of the original manuscript. The prayer on page 3 combines several lines of text on different pages of the manuscript. A copy of the keepsake is shelved with the manuscript.

Biographical / Historical

Philip Hofer was an American book collector (with his wife, Frances L. Hofer), art historian, and curator; he founded in 1938 and was the first curator of Harvard's Printing & Graphic Arts department (now part of the Houghton Library). He was a member of the Harvard class of 1921.

Arrangement

Arranged in order of original list.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MH-52. Gift of Philip Hofer.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog

Creator

Title
Process blocks commissioned by Philip and Frances Hofer for a Christmas keepsake, 1942 (TypR-93): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 May 1
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
hou03168

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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