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Olga Hirsch Collection of Decorated Papers (Page 10)

The Olga Hirsch collection of decorated papers, bequeathed in 1968, comprises over 3,500 sheets of paper and around 130 books in paper wrappers or with decorated end-leaves

Additions to the Olga Hirsch Collection

  • Add. 1 - (n.d) Marbled paper by Legatoria Polliero Venezia.
  • Add. 2 - (n.d) Chinese decorated papers donated by Hans Schmoller.
  • Add. 3 - (n.d) Sample book from Compton Marbling, Wiltshire.
  • Add. 4 - (n.d) 6 x loose sheets of handmade paper (folded). 1 x marbled sheet stamped Nurset Hegül.
  • Add. 5 - (1977) Donated by Virginia Passaglia:
    • Buntpapieve, Nonnenweg 18, 4055 Basle, Switzerland.
    • 1-3 Pasted papers
    • 4-7 Block printed papers
    • 8-16 Marble papers on water
    • 17-35 Marble papers on Carageen Moss Gelatine.
  • Add. 6 - (1979) 3 sample books donated by S.M. Cockerell.
  • Add. 7 - (1981) Gold and silver decorated papers:
    • (2) No.1, no.4, 1981
    • (1) 1980.
  • Add. 8 - (1982) Samples collected by Mirjam Foot at IPH Congress, 1982.
    • Mitnan paper made in Beersheva (Israel) by Izhar Neuman, 1982.
    • Korean handmade paper donated by Mr Yeong-yon Kim , 1982.
    • Egyptian Papyrus, handmade according to method used by Ancient Egyptians.
  • Add. 9 - (1984) Decorated papers by Marie-Anne Doizy
    • (1) 1982
    • (1) 1983
    • (2) 1984
  • Add. 10 - (1991) Book by Graham Day, Marbrures Integrales, Rennes, 1990. Donated by Rose Issa, 10. April 1991.
  • Add. 11 - (1992):
    • Book by Gisela Reschke, 1990.
    • Book by Graham Day, The Platonic Solids, London, 1992.
  • Add. 12 - (1992):
    • Marbling samples donated by Gisela Reschke, November 1992.
    • 10 samples of marbled paper (on 1 sheet) by Christopher Weimann, donated by Mirjam Foot 10. April 1991.
    • (Integral marbling) - Donation by Graham Day, 10 April 1991; supplied by Rose Issa.
    • 6 sheets of marbling by Victoria Hall, May 1992.
  • Add. 13 - (1993) 1 sample book of handpainted paste papers by Claire Maziarczyk, 31 March 1993.
  • Add. 14 - (1994) Samples of marbled papers by M. A. Doizy 1976 - 1986, donated December 1994.
  • Add. 15 - (1995) Samples from Victoria Hall, May 1995:
    • Brown historic paste based on originals c1800.
    • Blue fancy historic style paste, based on illustration 91, p91 of Sierpapier & Marmering - a terminology, Royal Library, The Hague, 1994.
    • Brown based multi fancy paste.
    • Rich red stripe fancy paste.
    • 'Rag rug' special paste.
    • Black faux marble loosley based on various C19th continental originals (standard swatch design).
    • Suminagashi.
    • Booklet of historic paste and faux marble samples (8), April 1995.
  • Add. 16 - (1989) Samples (3) from Richard J Wolfe, 1989
  • Add. 17 - (1999)  Bird & bull press sample book
    • Printed paste papers for three piece bookbindings, Bird & Bull Press, Newtown, Pa. USA
    • Donated by Carole Holden (BL)
  • Add. 18 - (2001) Early 20c English or German decorated paper
    • Small sample taken from endleaf of German translation of Marie Corelli’s Lilith. Pasted to letter
    •  Donated by Patricia Fox
  • Add. 19 - (2002) Joan Ajala of Australia
    • 3 marbled sheets
  • Add. 20 - (2003) Suzanne Krause, Hamburger Buntpapier
    •  Katalog Nr 7, price list, information sheet about the firm
  • Add. 21 - (2003) Suzanne Krause, Hamburger Buntpapier
    • Roll of 5 sheets of decorated paper, various methods with ms notes on technique written in pencil on the backs of sheets by Suzanne Krause
  • Add. 22 - (2004) Claudia Cohen, U.S.
    • 17 samples of marbling accompanied by letter and envelope.
  • Add. 23 - (2005) Jeffery Marblers, Edinburgh
    • Sample book
  • Add. 24 - a. Suzanne Krause, Hamburger Buntpapier Katalog Nr 8, September 2004.  Samples and descriptions of peewit papers, paste paper, label paper
    • b. Colour postcard featuring 5 different designs made by Hamburger Buntpapier.
    • Both donated by Susanne Krause, 2005
  • Add. 25. Claire Maziarczyk, Paper works.
    • a. Printed leaflet (single sheet)
    • b. 1 small sample gold on green
    • c. 1 large sample purple and black
    • d. 1 large sample gold and light blue. All b-d stamped ‘Pastepaper Patterns. NY’ on verso.
  • Add. 26. Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana Venezia Remondini 1950 exhibition poster folded into envelope addressed to Mrs Hirsch, Adams rd, Cambridge.
  • Add. 27. ‘Spicers, the paper people’ newspaper article in The Times Thursday October 26 1961 ppi-iv.
  • Add. 28. Etikette Das papier dan den rang der prominenten regelt. Illustrated printed pamphlet with paper samples.
  • Add. 29. Printed price list of W. Tyrer, Gold and silver beater, St John’s Square, Clerkenwell.
  • Add. 30. Christmas card written to Olga Hirsch featuring coloured illustration of paper manufacture (French).
  • Add. 31. Envelope printed with perforations down one side and printed; Surfin Enveloppes 1.28 doublees etc on the flap
  • Add. 32. Putois Freres et cie, Papiers Lisses etc. Coated and textured paper sample book with grey printed cover.
  • Add. 33. Putois Freres et cie, Papiers Printed marbled and textured paper sample book with pink cover.  Avril 1956.
  • Add. 34. 5 samples printed by Les Papiers Canson & attached together by plastic strip.
  • Add. 35. Les Papiers Canson, Papiers à dessin.  Stock list.
  • Add. 36. Papiers ecriture et impression blanc et culeurs, spiral bound with buff coloured cover.
  • Add. 37. Canson, Du papier à dessin.  Drawing paper, spiral bound with green cover.
  • Add. 38. Historique des Papeteries de Vidalon. Printed pamphlet, spiral bound by Canson & Mongolfier, who succeeded to the firm.

Reference Material (not indexed)

This is a mixed collection which was found in no particular order, stored in several envelopes and boxes. It has now been placed in acid-free envelopes and box files and numbered as the list that follows shows. This list was compiled by Helen Perry, a Sconul student, 26/02/96.

Envelope/Box No:

  • (1) Allgeimeiner Anzeiger für Buchbindereien Stuttgart: 1958, numbers 12 [2 copies]. 1959, number 4.
  • (2) Die Bibliophile auf der weltaussteung f?r buch-gewerbe und graphik. [1914?]
  • (3) Blatter für Buchgestaltung und Buchnflege. Leipzig: 1930, heft II [2 copies], heft IV. 1931, heft II.
  • (4) Blatter für Buchgestaltung und Buchnflege. Leipzig: 1932, heft I [10 copies].
  • (5) Blue box file A:
    • a. Cambridge Daily News. Saturday July 12, 1955.
      Article on Olga Hirsch talk at Double Crown Decorated Paper Show, p12. [4 copies]
    • b. Olga Hirsch notes and draft for a lecture at St Brides Foundation Institute on 19 November 1957.[The lecture came within a course of university extension lectures on specialised printing]
    • c. Hirsch, Olga “Decorated papers” The Penrose Annual Vol. 51, 1957. (pp48-53). [8 copies]
    • d. Kolner Stadt- Anzeiger Newspaper: 28 October 1958. Article on OH lecture at Wallraf-Richartz-Museums on p.14.[3 copies]
  • (6) Carey, G. V. Making an index. Cambridge University Press: 1951.
  • (7) Blue box file B:
    • a. Christmas cards with print inserts (received by Olga Hirsch from Grete Breslaur); print of Desmarets de St Sorlin: Paris 1657 [2 copies]; print of St Augustine, illumination: c 1130.
    • b. Bound copy of the article “The Hirsch Collection of decorated papers” by Entwistle, E.A. from The Connoisseur Year Book 1961.
    • c. Olga Hirsch’s cuttings from newspaper articles on Japanese art in Europe. (Crafts etc.).
    • d. Olga Hirsh notes. Notes on loose paper and correspondence from Wallraf-Richartz-Museums in Köln.
    • e. Olga Hirsch’s cuttings from newspaper articles on literature, book binding and lithography.
    • f. Engraving by Mackley, George. ( with appreciation by Ruaan McLean).
    • g. Printing World London: December 11, 1957. Reference on p652 to St Brides lecture delivered by OH on 19/11/57. [4 copies]
  • (8) Collection of old Christmas cards and letters. Labelled by OH as “1957’s best Christmas cards”.
  • (9) Folder containing letters of thanks for Holzschrift= Umlch?ge und Buntipapiere which had been sent out by OH. (Replies are indexed alphabetically)
  • (10) Signature number 12, July 1939 [ 5 copies] Article by Finberg, H.P.R.
  • (11) Box inside an acid-free envelope containing:
    • a. Holzfchnitt= Umlch?ge und Buntipapiere votrag von Olga Hirsch, Cambridge: 25 October 1958. [3 copies]
    • b. Three copies of photographs showing examples of decorated end papers.
    • c. Notes of those OH sent copies of Holzfchnitt= Umlch?ge und Buntipapiere to. Eight prints of decorated end paper designs.
  • (12) Kolner Stadt- Anzeiger Newspaper: 28 October 1958.
  • (13) Der Kunstwanderer Berlin: October, heft 1919.
  • (14) Reprint from Penrose Annual Vol.61: 1957. pp48-53. Parcel containing 25 copies.
  • (15) Philobiblon Jahr X. Heft II, Juni 1966. Article by Hammerie, Albert pp 104-109. [5 copies]. Also contains a hand written list of OH’s contact addresses.
  • (16) La Reliure:
    • Jan’ 1961, No.1- 7 copies
    • Nov’ 1961, No. 11- 7 copies
    • Sep’ 1960, No. 9 - 7 copies
    • Oct’ 1960, No. 10- 7 copies
  • (17) Zeitfchrift f?r Bucherfreunde Leipzig: 1930, heft 6. 1931, heft 1
  • (18) Olga Hirsch notes. Large, hard covered indexed notebook containing loose leafed and extensive notes in German.
  • (19) Olga Hirsch notes. Two notebooks one dated approximately 1957-158 and the other dated from approximately 1960. Includes notes on an envelope relating to the Penrose Annual article.
  • (20) Olga Hirsch notes. Made in the British Museum Library includes old reserve slips and correspondence between OH and the Reading Room Superintendant. [1955-59].
  • (21) Olga Hirsch notes. Notes on decorated papers in the OH collection [displayed for the members of the Double Crown Club 23/6/55] [10 copies]
  • (22) Labels for the 'Decorated Paper Show' 23/6/55. OH’s cuttings of (interesting) newspaper articles on painting and sculpture.
  • (23) Olga Hirsch notes. On display of Decorated papers; 23/6/55 for the Double Crown Club [includes her speech for the event].
  • (24) Holzschitt= Umschl?ge und Buntpapiere Köln: 1959. [box containing 81 copies]
  • (25) Olga Hirsch notes. Accumulated index cards- held together in an old cover labelled Marbling paper.
  • (26) Olga Hirsch's draft for the Penrose Annual article [this version is not the shortened one eventually published].