Willard D. Morgan & Sons

Type Collectors

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Willard D. Morgan, and sons Douglas and Lloyd. Wood type collectors. Saxe {APHA 71 (1986)} lists them with (well) over 2500 fonts of metal and ca. 700 fonts of wood type. Collection to the Smithsonian.


Types of the Morgan Press. (Scarsdale, NY: Morgan Press, n.d. (ca. 1955)). 88pp. ca. 700 antique faces, with identifications.

Morgan Press Types: Specimen Lines from Original Foundry Types in the Morgan Press Collection from 1786 to 1960. (Scarsdale, NY: Morgan Press, 1960)

Wood Type: Specimens for Reproduction from Morgan Press: A First Showing of Wood Type Specimens. (Scarsdale, NY: Morgan Press, n.d.)

Morgan Press Wood Type. (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Morgan Press, n.d.)

Wood 2: Morgan Press Wood Type Catalogue. (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Morgan Press, n.d.) A digital version of this is online at the Silver Buckle Press of the University of Wisconsin, Madison: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/SilverBuckle/SilverBuckle-idx?id=SilverBuckle.Wood2

Alcorn, John. The Headliners Reproduces in Process Lettering Wood & Foundry Type from the Comprehensive and Unique Morgan Press Collection. (NY: Headliners Int'l, Inc., 1964)

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