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Letterpress copybooks

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Volumes containing reproductions of correspondence, made directly from originals through a transfer process. Using a screw-powered letter press in conjunction with a press book, a bound volume of blank, tissue paper pages. Letters written in special copying ink were placed on a dampened page. The book was then closed and the mechanical press screwed down tightly, causing the ink to be transferred to the bound page.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Emerson E. White letter book

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UA 86
Scope and Contents Letter book of Emerson E. White, Purdue's president from 1876 to 1883, documenting all of White's correspondence from 1877 to 1881.  Includes index of correspondents.  Some pages are faded.
Dates: 1877 - 1882