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Collection Details


Collection Name: Letters of William Graily Hewitt to Sidney Feinberg
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/hewitt.htm
Dates Spanned: 1944-1953
Description: The 39 letters in this collection from English calligrapher and illuminator William Graily Hewitt to American book designer Sidney Feinberg, were written between 1944 and 1952. The correspondence was initiated by Feinberg when he was serving as a corporal in the U.S. Army and stationed in Great Britain during World War II. Feinberg's request for advice about his handwriting and his expression of interest in calligraphy and printing launched a friendship and correspondence with Hewitt which lasted until Hewitt's death in 1952.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 39
Broad Subjects: Literature; Economics
ASP Subjects: Book design; Calligraphers; Calligraphy; Illuminators; Letters; United Kingdom
Collection Code: OHC0004802