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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 The Arnold Yates Collection contains correspondence to Yates, published and unpublished writings on paper and paper manufacturing, paper samples, and a privately published pamphlet about Yates.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.
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