Press archives of Christopher Skelton

Christopher Skelton (1925-1992), printer, typographer and publisher, was a nephew of Eric Gill and was taught printing by Gill’s son-in-law René Hague. He founded Skelton’s Press in Wellingborough in 1968, combining jobbing work with fine books. After its sale 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, namely The engravings of Eric Gill (Skelton’s Press, 1983) and the facsimile of the Golden Cockerel Press Four gospels (September Press, 1987).

The core of the collection consists of file copies of printed work, ca. 1967-1988. It also includes correspondence, reports, financial records and job cards.

More information

  • A handlist is available at the Special Collections Service
  • A full description is available on our online database
  • Manuscript number MS 4628
printing history printed books (post-1850), correspondence, business records skelton christopher

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