File 65 - Lettering

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CA CAC 1-1-65

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

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40 drawings : 1 ink on linen, 1 ink on paper, 22 pencil on paper, 3 watercolour on paper, 12 blueprints, 1 black line

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File consists of drawings of lettering, including 9 development drawings (alphabets, numbers, tablet) and 31 detail drawings of alphabets, numbers, tablets, and war memorial. Also includes file folder containing article and clippings.

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Included are examples of alphabets on printed pages.

General note

Among Nobbs’s architectural drawing folders is a collection of lettering which he used for leaded letters for inscription on tablets or incised lettering in building stonework. These drawings in pencil, ink, watercolor, black line or blueprint include examples of letters of the alphabet or numbers, and in several cases we find inscriptions which relate to specific projects and clients such as Christ Church Cathedral, Church of St. Andrews and St. Paul, The Cutlers Company of Sheffield, Francis John Shepherd, Major Ferdinand George Macculloch and Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

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