Letter from Percy Lund Humphries & Company to the Hogarth Press (19/03/1945)



[[MS 2750/554/2]]


[pre-printed letterhead] lund humphries Percy Lund Humphries & Co Ltd. The Country Press. BRADFORD. LONDON OFFICE: 12 Bedford Square, w.c.1 PRINTERS. PUBLISHERS. BINDERS.


The Hogarth Press, 
Pixmore Avenue, 


19th March,


Dear Sirs,




We thank you for your letter of the 14th and wish to express our grateful thanks for the opportunity of seeing a specimen of the paper you propose supplying, before it is actually despatched. With regard to this paper specimen, we would point out that it is not really suitable paper for our Replika Process, but in view of existing conditions we are willing to accept, but we must anticipate a little more spoilage than usual. However, a lot depends on the actual condition and if the consignment arrives here in a flat state, it will minimise our difficulties. We take it that you will be supplying to us 12 3/4 reams, packed in 516's in 30/40 size.


Yours faithfully, | PERCY LUND, HUMPHRIES & CO., LTD. | EH [signature]




[*latest date for paper? May 15*]

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Letter from Percy Lund Humphries & Company to the Hogarth Press (19/03/1945)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Percy Lund Humphries & Company write in receipt of sample paper, they explain that the paper is not suitable for their replica  processes, but understand that they will need to accept spoilage during the existing conditions, they comment that the consignment will need to arrive flat to minimize difficulties and query how many reams of paper will be sent

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