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Arnold Yates Paper collection

 Collection 0097-LIT
Arnold Yates, 1900-1971, born in Cheshire, UK, was apprenticed as a tool-maker at age 14. Through his membership in the Liverpool Branch of the Independent Labour Party and his own interest and study, he became an expert on William Morris and began collecting Morris materials. In 1919, he opened a bookshop in Liverpool, but, in 1921, joined Messers A. E. Parry and Co., Booksellers, eventually selling the business in 1949 and retiring to the Cotswolds. A bibliophile and collector from adolescence, he never realized his dream of operating a private press. The Arnold Yates Collection contains correspondence to Yates, published and unpublished writings on paper and paper manufacturing, paper samples, and a privately published pamphlet about Yates. The entire collection spans the period from 1850 to 1976 with the majority of the materials falling between 1949 and 1959.

Dates

  • 1850-1976
  • Majority of material found within 1949-1959

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed, and may require pre-screening before viewing. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Title
Guide to the Arnold Yates collection
Status
Minimally Processed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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