The St. Albans Press Collection contains pamphlets and other printed items from St. Albans Press, a private printing press operated by Stephen Augustus Hurlbut. The collection focuses primarily on ecclesiastical works, some of which are in Latin. The materials include hymns, poems, and Christmas and Easter cards. One letter from Stephen Augustus Hurlbut to Eric F. Menke is present, too.
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Dr. Stephen Augustus Hurlbut was a retired Professor of Latin and Greek turned amateur printer-publisher. After his retirement from St. Albans School in Washington in 1948, Dr. Hurlbut's hobby became printing. Such interest in printing arose due to his time as a teacher. While teaching Latin and Greek, he often found that required material was not available; he then printed it as needed. He operated the St. Albans Press in Washington and Charleston, South Carolina to edit and publish many ecclesiastical works. The St. Albans Press soon became distinguishable by its rare collection of type and adaptable lettering. Dr. Hurlbut also used the St. Albans Press for his personal interests, publishing a collection of his poems in 1948.
[Source: Rhodes, Chuck L. "Descendants of Joseph and Prudence Parks-Corey". California, Betmatrho Publications, 2019. online]
0.8 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
Gift of Eric F. Menke.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository