Letters to Richard Cobden Sanderson

Creator: Cobden-Sanderson, Richard
Abstract: Publisher Richard Cobden Sanderson was the son of British bookbinder and printer Thomas James Cobden. In 1919, Richard Cobden Sanderson established himself as a publisher, with partners Kenneth Rae and Boofie Gore (later Lord Arran). From his office at Thavies Inn, Holborn, Cobden Sanderson earned a reputation for publishing books noted for the quality of their content and presentation. The letters to Richard Cobden Sanderson consist of over 375 letters (.6 linear feet), several documents, and a prospectus for Cobden Sanderson's publication, The Annual. Although most of the letters are addressed to Richard Cobden Sanderson, some are written to his wife Gwladys (Sally), and certainly most refer to her. The letters reflect the deep friendships formed between the Cobden Sandersons and their acquaintances and publishing associates. Letters written during World War II offer vivid and detailed accounts of life in Great Britain during the war, i.e. the bombing of London, the displacement of families, rationing, the necessity for vegetable gardening and livestock management by anyone with land, the loss of friends and family, work at the Ministry of Information, among other topics.
Date(s): 1912-1964
Call Number: MSS 0333