Posts Tagged ‘1917’

May 3

In a letter to the Editor of The Times of London, dated this day in 1917, Gerard T. Meynell, publisher of The Imprint, and a director of the Westminster Press, fine printers, wrote: “Sir—It would be interesting to know what Mr. Emery Walker thinks should be done with the Doves Press punches and matrices. The [...]

March 14

John Mansir Wing, compositor, editor, and bibliophile, died on this day in 1917 in the city of Chicago, leaving all of his earthly possessions to the Newberry Library of that city. Born in New York’s Oswego County in 1845, Wing served an apprenticeship at the type case at an early age and worked as a [...]