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Andrew Campbell papers

Identifier: 1314
Abstract: Andrew Campbell (1821-1890) was an important inventor and manufacturer of printing presses and president of the Campbell Printing Press Company of Brooklyn, New York. His papers include biographical data, correspondence, accounts, patents and records concerning Campbell's inventions.
Dates: 1840-1926

House Industries advertising cards and box

Identifier: 2011-205
Abstract: House Industries is a type foundry in Yorklyn, Delaware which specializes in creating fonts for billboards, greeting cards, logos and a variety of other media. The collection is a set of nine advertising cards promoting House Industries and its United typeface.
Dates: 2006

Joseph A. Speel's Model Book Bindery advertisement

Identifier: 1976-320
Abstract: Joseph A. Speel (1810?-1891) was a bookbinder in Philadelphia. This advertisement shows an interior view of the bindery printed in at least two colors with hand tinting.
Dates: circa 1860

Leonard W. Walton collection of Milprint, Inc. photographs

Identifier: 2008-219
Abstract: Leonard W. Walton (1911-2005) was a printing industry executive with Milprint, Inc., which specialized in printing packaging materials, between 1936 and 1976. This collection of photographs related to Milprint, Inc was collected by Leonard W. Walton. A majority of the photographs show Milprint employees attending events, banquets, and dinners, including Quarter Century Club celebrations.
Dates: 1942-1987

Leonard W. Walton collection of Milprint, Inc. records

Identifier: 2430
Abstract: Leonard W. Walton (1911-2005) was a printing industry executive with Milprint, Inc., which specialized in printing packaging materials, between 1936 and 1976. His collection of Milprint records primarily consists of printing samples including candy wrappers, cigarette boxes, potato chip and bread bags and bacon boxes.
Dates: 1920-2008; Majority of material found within 1940-1970

Lydia R. Bailey certificate account

Identifier: 0112
Abstract: Lydia R. Bailey (1779-1869) owned and operated on of the busiest printing establishments in nineteenth century Philadelphia. The collection represents an account with John Steele (1758-1827), collector of the Port of Philadelphia, for printing of certificates and includes a list of ships for which certificates were purchased.
Dates: 1822

Rust Craft Publishing Company motor lunches recipe cards

Identifier: 1999-239
Abstract: The Rust Craft Publishing Company published greeting cards. The company was founded by Frederick Winslow Rust (circa 1877-1949) in Kansas City, Missouri in 1906. Rust is attributed with creating some of the first greeting cards in America. This collection consists of a folder containing sixteen recipe cards for picnic lunches. The items were published by Rust Craft in Boston, Massachusetts in 1915.
Dates: circa 1915

Samples of Wedding and Visiting Cards, sample book

Identifier: 2013-225
Abstract: Henry A. Goffe (1846-1906) was a stationer and engraver who operated his business in Albany, New York in the 1880s. This item is a bound sample book of wedding invitations, envelopes, and visiting cards.
Dates: circa 1875

Samuel Francis du Pont letters to A. Hart

Identifier: 1173
Abstract: Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was an Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). The collection contains an original letter and photocopies of letters regarding cost for Abraham Hart (1810-1885) publishing an essay by Henry Winter Davis (1817-1865) on the doctrine of intervention and non-intervention in diplomacy and international affairs.
Dates: 1852 January

Sophie Madeleine du Pont letters to Henry Ferris

Identifier: 0115
Abstract: Sophie Madeleine du Pont (1810-1888) was the youngest daughter of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828), and the wife of Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865). The two letters to Henry Ferris (1855-1941), a printer in Wilmington, Delaware, concern a religious tract and a subscription to the Wilmington Weekly.
Dates: 1882-1886

Unknown printers' sample book

Identifier: 1993-220
Abstract: Printing companies often produce sample books, which contain actual samples, not just illustrations. This album contains mostly small pre-printed cards either folded or meant to be folded and used as invitations, dance cards, and programs.
Dates: circa 1880

Walter Scott & Company records

Identifier: 1308
Abstract: The Walter Scott & Company was a major manufacturer of printing presses, particularly the large high-speed presses and folding machines used by newspapers. The records include correspondence of the company founder, Walter Scott (1844-1907) both in Chicago and Plainfield. Business papers include some material relating to patents, and statements, reports, contracts, payroll summary sheets, price lists and legal papers dating from the period of his widow Isabella Scott's (1851-1931) management. It is a fragmentary collection covering various aspects of the history of the firm and not a comprehensive record.
Dates: 1876-1929