Guide to the Daniel Berkeley Updike Letters, 1900-1924
Collection number: MS 81
About Daniel Berkeley Updike
Daniel Berkeley Updike, printer and publisher, worked for the Merrymount Press of
Boston, Mass. He was a recognized authority on the history and use of print types,
and he played an important role in the development and improvement of typography in
the United States.
About the Daniel Berkeley Updike Letters
Two letters written by Daniel Berkeley Updike to Dr. Locke. In one letter, Updike
thanks Locke for providing him with a medical excuse for not carrying out jury duty,
and in the second, describes some printed materials he evidently sent to Locke. Also
included are two letters written to Updike: one, from Charles Eliot Norton, invites
Updike to dine with C.R. Ashbee, owner of London, England’s Kelmscott Press; the
other, written by Sweir Mitchell, provides Updike with instructions for the printing
of a book.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
stipulated by United States copyright law.
[Identification of item], Daniel Berkeley Updike Letters, 1900-1924, MS 81, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,
Purchased from Chris Barnes, Librarian, Keene State College, Keene, N.H.,1976
(Accession numbers:77,78,82, 84)