Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00205 - Birdsall & Son Papers

Zone d'identification

Cote

CA OTUTF MS COLL 00205

Titre

Birdsall & Son Papers

Date(s)

  • 1840-1961 (Production)

Niveau de description

Manuscript Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

23 boxes

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1792-1961)

Histoire administrative

The firm began in 1792 when William Birdsall purchased the small bookbinding business of John Lacy in Northampton, England. In the 1840's, Anthony Birdsall, great-nephew of the founder, bought the business and with his son, Richard, made it into one of the better known firms in the trade. The firm did the standard bindings which the general public requested as well as specializing in relieures-de-luxe and restoration work. Business continued to thrive until after the Second World War. When the factory closed its doors in 1961, it was the olderst firm in Northampton, with an international reputation for fine binding and restoration work. In 1968 the University of Toronto Library was able to purchase from Anthony Birdsall, 1877-1972, the last head of the firm, a collection of over 3,000 finishing tools. These are in constant use in the Rare Book Library Bindery, and have been described in 'The Birdsall Collection of Bookbinder's Finishing Tools', a pamphlet published by the University Library in 1972. Mr. Birdsall also gave the Library the Birdsall Book of Rubbings.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

This collection was acquired by purchase for the Thomas Fisher Library in 1983, 1991, and 1994.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

A collection of photographs and rubbings of bindings, tool designs, tooling patterns, designs, and drawings executed by the firm of Birdsall and Son, Northampton, England, from the 1840's to 1961.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

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Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request.

Conditions de reproduction

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes de langue et graphie

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

Instrument de recherche téléversé

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

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Descriptions associées

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Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Identifiant de la description

CA OTUTF MS COLL00205

Identifiant du service d'archives

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

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