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MS Typ 764

Pottinger, David Thomas, 1884-1958. David Thomas Pottinger papers, 1922-1952: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Typ 764
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Pottinger, David Thomas, 1884-1958.
Title: David Thomas Pottinger papers,
Date(s): 1922-1952.
Quantity: 1 collection (2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of Pottinger from his work at the Harvard University Press that pertain chiefly to the work of Bruce Rogers as printing adviser to the Press from 1920-1935.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

91M-80. Gift of Ms. Ann Pottinger Saab, The University of North Carolina, 241 Mossman Building, Greensboro, NC 27412-5001; received: 1991.

Processing Information:

Processed by: J.F. Coakley

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

David Thomas Pottinger Papers, 1922-1952 (MS Typ 764).

Biographical / Historical

David Pottinger joined the Harvard University Press in 1917 and was assistant director from the 1920s until he resigned in 1942.


Arranged into the following five series:

Scope and Contents

Papers pertain chiefly to the work of Bruce Rogers as printing adviser to the Harvard University Press (1920-1935). They include layouts drawn by Rogers for books he designed, proofs of these books, and his letters to Pottinger and others at the Press. Also included are printed ephemera of the Club of Odd Volumes and Society of Printers.

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