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Hugo, E. Harold (1910-1985). Printing pioneer who worked his way up to become president of The Meriden Gravure Company.
AN ARCHIVE CONSISTING OF 12 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED by E. HAROLD HUGO to PARKER BREESE ALLEN, President of THE MERIDEN GRAVURE COMPANY, chronicling Hugo's 1931-1932 sales trips on behalf of the printing company which specialized in very high quality image reproduction.
Little Rock, Arkansas; Dayton, Ohio; et al. 1931 through 1932. [1931]. [1931]. - A collection of 12 letters penned by E. Harold Hugo addressed to Parker Breese Allen, President of the Meriden Gravure Company, chronicling Hugo's sales trips on behalf of the printing company. Hugo's letters are preceded by a March 27th, 1931 Inter-Office letter from Parker Allen to E. Harold Hugo, initialed by Allen. At the bottom of this one-page typed letter is a 25 word annotation penned by Allen about the "Manning-Bowman" job. Hugo's subsequent letters are penned or penciled on 34 pages, the first 3 of which are on 9-1/4 inch high by 5-7/8 inch high hotel stationery, including that of the Southwest Hotels in Little Rock and The Dayton-Biltmore in Ohio. The very last letter is penned on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide Lord Baltimore Hotel stationery. All of the other letters are written on The Meriden Gravure Co.'s 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide "Inter-Office Correspondence" stationery. The letters are as follows: 1) April 20, 1931. A 4 page Autograph Letter Signed from Hugo to "Parks" (Parker Allen), on Little Rock Hotel letterhead. Hugo has met with the State of Arkansas geologist George Casper Branner. "He was very much interested, is sold on the process and plans to use us on some of his fossil publications." 2) April 21, 1931. A 2 page Autograph Letter Signed from Hugo to Parker Allen on Dayton, Ohio's "The Dayton-Biltmore" hotel letterhead. Hugo met with the Kentucky State geologist Willard Rouse Jillsen, "rather a hard-boiled chap & his father is in the engraving business. However, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd. [Cadyville, NY, U.S.A.]
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