Maittaire, Michael (1668–1747), classical scholar and typographer, was born in Rouen on 29 November 1668, the son of French protestant parents of whom nothing further is known. He took refuge in England a few years before the revocation of the edict of Nantes in October 1685, and was educated at ...
Margaret Clunies Ross and Amanda J. Collins
McLean, (John David) Ruari McDowall Hardie (1917–2006), typographer and author, was born on 10 June 1917 at Herouncroft, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart, Kirkcudbrightshire, the only child of John Thomson McLean, a customs and excise officer, whose own father had been a shoemaker from Stranraer...
Meynell, Sir Francis Meredith Wilfrid (1891–1975), typographer and publisher, was born on 12 May 1891 at 47 Palace Court, Bayswater, London, the youngest of seven children (three sons and four daughters) of Wilfrid John Meynell (1852–1948), manager of the publishing firm Burns and Oates...
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Moon, William (1818–1894), inventor of typography for blind people, was descended from an old Sussex family seated at Rotherfield. He was born at Horsmonden, Kent, on 18 December 1818, the son of James Moon of Horsmonden and his wife, Mary Funnell Moon. During his childhood his parents moved to ...
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Morison, Stanley Arthur (1889–1967), typographer, was born at Kent Villa, Tavistock Road, Wanstead, Essex, on 6 May 1889, the only son and second of the three children of Arthur Andrew Morison (1856–1932) and his wife, Alice Louisa (1863–1951), daughter of Charles Cole, clerk, of ...
Schmoller, Hans Peter (1916–1985), typographer, was born on 9 April 1916 at Klopstockstrasse 6, Berlin, the son of Hans Schmoller (b. 1879), a doctor of medicine and viola player, and Marie Elisabeth Behrend (1887–1944?), an artist who set up an atelier in ...
Tracy, Walter Valentine (1914–1995), typographer, was born on 14 February 1914 in Islington, London, the son of Walter Tracy (1882–1938), a seaman in the Royal Navy. His mother, Anne Nunn (1883–1984), worked as a leather machinist before her marriage in 1909. Walter was the elder of two children: his sister, ...
Tschichold, Jan [formerly Johannes Tzschichhold] (1902–1974), typographer and writer, was born on 2 April 1902 at Leipzig, the eldest son of the sign-painter Franz Tzschichhold (1878–1947) and his wife, Maria, née Zapff (1874–1947). He was educated successively between 1916 and 1923 at the teacher-training college at ...
revised by John Trevitt
Walker, Sir Emery (1851–1933), process engraver and typographer, was born at 10 Pickering Terrace, Paddington, Middlesex, on 2 April 1851, the eldest of the five children of Emery Walker (d. 1891), a coach builder, originally from Norfolk, and his wife, Mary Anne, ...