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John Henry Nash brochures, folders, and fine books

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 0387

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of announcements, brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, poems, sketches, fine books, folders, and engravings by various hands designed and printed by San Francisco fine printer John Henry Nash. Nash was a well-known designer, typesetter and printer working in San Francisco in the first decades of the 20th century. He opened his own shop in 1915 after working for and in partnership with some of the better known printers and publishers in San Francisco; the business was closed in 1938, a victim of the Great Depression. One of his primary patrons was William Andrews Clark, Jr., and the collection contains announcements and pamphlets for catalogs of Clark's library. Other important clients, the Grolier Club of New York City, the Book Club of California, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, are represented by announcements and other printed material, as are some of Nash's better known publications, including Dante's Divine Comedy.

Dates

  • 1915 - 1939

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

1.71 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This small collection consists of announcements, brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, poems, sketches, fine books, folders, and engravings by various hands designed and printed by San Francisco fine printer John Henry Nash. Nash was a well-known designer, typesetter and printer working in San Francisco in the first decades of the 20th century. He opened his own shop in 1915 after working for and in partnership with some of the better known printers and publishers in San Francisco; the business was closed in 1938, a victim of the Great Depression. One of his primary patrons was William Andrews Clark, Jr., and the collection contains announcements and pamphlets for catalogs of Clark's library. Other important clients, the Grolier Club of New York City, the Book Club of California, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, are represented by announcements and other printed material, as are some of Nash's better known publications, including Dante's Divine Comedy.
Title
Finding aid for the John Henry Nash brochures, folders, and fine books
Status
Completed
Date
2011 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

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