Printing Plates

Scope and Content

Plates for letterpress printing etched with illustrations and drawings by Mervyn Peake. Some, if not perhaps all of these plates, were used to produce Christmas cards and other greetings cards sent by Maeve Gilmore on behalf of the Peake family.


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Conditions Governing Access

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Not Public Record(s)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Materials: plates seemingly made from different metals [probably copper and zinc], nailed to woodblocks