Henry Lewis Bullen papers

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Henry Lewis Bullen papers, 1908-1912, (0.1 linear feet [3 folders in 1 portfolio]) consists of letters, postcards, drafts of essays; all concerning the origin of the American point system invented by Nelson Crocker Hawks, on Hawks’ career as an early California type founder, and on such other early California printing industry figures as W.F. Shattuck, Andrew Foreman, William Faulkner, and others. 


Biographical Historical Note

A printer by trade, Henry Lewis Bullen worked to preserve historical specimens and literature of printing. His collections became the basis for the American Type Founders’ Company Library, a major collection on printing and graphic arts.