• Title
    Christopher Skelton Archive
  • Reference
    MS 4628
  • Date
    [ca. 1967-1988]
  • Creator
  • Creator history
    Christopher Skelton (1925-1992), printer, typographer and publisher, was a nephew of Eric Gill. He was taught printing by Gill's son-in-law, Ren ; Hague. He founded Skelton's Press in Wellingborough in 1968, combining jobbing work with producing fine books. After its sale in 1984-5 he continued printing in partnership with Alan Bultitude as The September Press. He produced his two most substantial works, both labours of love, late in his career - The engravings of Eric Gill (Skelton's Press 1983) and the facsimile of the Golden Cockerel Press Four Gospels (September Press, 1987)
  • Scope and Content
    Five boxes contain files of correspondence, reports, financial documents and jobcards relating to material produced by Skelton, including The engravings of Eric Gill (20 items). Seventeen boxes contain file copies of books and pamphlets printed at Skelton's Press and The September Press for various publishers, including variant issues and bindings (357 items). Three boxes contain ephemera from Skelton's Press. A further box contains oversized and miscellaneous items.
  • Extent
    26 boxes
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