Letters received by John Fogg

Scope and Content

Letters received by John Fogg on the subject of calligraphy, including about membership of the Society for Italic Handwriting, 1960s, 1990s, and about evening classes run by the Society of Scribes & Illuminators at the Stanhope Institute on Euston Road, London, 1964-1967. Correspondents include Alfred Fairbank, Dorothy Mahoney and Heather Child.

There are also three letters apparently written by JF himself, possibly kept as samples, empty envelopes which seem to have been kept for the handwriting of the addresses, and a page from a 19th-century book annotated in a 19th-century hand.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Fogg lived in West Wickham, Kent, and pursued an interest in calligraphy through evening classes at the Stanhope Institute on Euston Road in London and membership of the Society for Italic Handwriting. He moved in 1989 to the Isle of Lewis. He seems to have first visited the Crafts Study Centre in 1990, and he gave to the Centre 'A Bestiary' and 'A New Bestiary' by Marie Angel, on long loan, the gift confirmed after his death in November 1996.

Arrangement

  • FOG/1 Photocopy of 'The Preparation of Vellum', [1960s?]
  • FOG/2 Letter from Tom Gourdie, 23 July 1962
  • FOG/3 Examples of italic handwriting which JF solicited, 1962
  • FOG/4 Letter from the Society for Italic Handwriting acknowledging subscription, 2 December 1962
  • FOG/5 Letter from John M Cackett of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, 12 November 1963
  • FOG/6 Letter from William Bishop thanking JF for the address of Hill's, 17 November 1963
  • FOG/7 Letters re evening classes at the Stanhope Institute, 1964, 1967
  • FOG/8 2 letters from Heather Child of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, 1965, 1966
  • FOG/9 Christmas card from Ann Camp, [December 1966?]
  • FOG/10 Postcard from Dorothy Mahoney, January 1967
  • FOG/11 Letter from Dorothy Mahoney, December 1967
  • FOG/12 Letter from Geoffrey Ebbage, 3 November 1968
  • FOG/13 2 letters from Ann Hechle, [1987]
  • FOG/14 Letter from Irena Armstrong at the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, 9 August 1988
  • FOG/15 Letter from Tom Gourdie giving a list of his books, 12 August 1988
  • FOG/16 Letter from John Shyvers, sending 'a couple of nylon pens', 14 April 1989
  • FOG/17 Card from 'Dorothy' wishing JF good luck in his new home, [1989]
  • FOG/18 Letter from 'Dorothy', 20 February 1990
  • FOG/19 Letter from Rachel Bawden at the Society of Scribes & Illuminators, 17 November 1990
  • FOG/20 Communications from the Society for Italic Handwriting, 1991-1992
  • FOG/21 Letter from Ann Camp giving news of her poor health, 4 May 1992
  • FOG/22 Compliments slip from Sue Cavendish at the Society of Scribes & Illuminators, 2 February 1993
  • FOG/23 Letter from Alan Swerdlow of the Society for Italic Handwriting, 6 August 1993
  • FOG/24 Examples of JF's handwriting?, 1966, 1984
  • FOG/25 Empty envelopes, 1970-1996
  • FOG/26 Page with 19th-century handwriting, 1844

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Note

This entry was compiled by Greta Bertram, Crafts Study Centre Curator, June 2020.

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Catalogue on Crafts Study Centre database. A pdf copy is available on request.

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