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Howard Coggeshall papers

Identifier: CSC-0071


The papers contain correspondence, photographs, and a selection of Howard Coggeshall's publications, including broadsides, booklets, and keepsakes. Also present are files for four of Coggeshall's projects related to Frederic W. Goudy: The Typophiles ampersand booklet ( 1936-1945), the Pilgrimage to Deepdene celebration of the Village Press's 35th anniversary (1938), the Westinghouse Electric time capsule booklet (1938-1939), and the publication related to the "lost" Goudy types (1941). The latest item in the collection is a memorial to Howard Coggeshall printed after his death.


  • Creation: 1932 - 1949

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Howard Wheeler Coggeshall was born on February 19, 1878, near Morris, New York, and began his printing career at a newspaper in Otego, New York. After working as a reporter in Oneonta, New York, and Pittsfield, Massachusettes, he moved in 1905 to Whitesboro, New York and opened a print shop there. He later settled in Utica, New York, and operated his printing company in the Savage Arms Building. Coggeshall was a close friend of the type designer Frederic W. Goudy and often printed projects for which Goudyhad set his own type. As a result Coggeshall was in possession of eleven different Goudy fonts in January 1939 when Goudy's foundry burned, destroying his drawings, patterns, and matrices; the fonts, dating between 1921 and 1937, became known as the "lost" Goudy types. Coggeshall was married twice, first to Virginia Gammell Coggeshall of Pittsfield, and afterward to Marie Coggeshall (1891-1989). He died in Utica on July 30, 1949.


2 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box )



Physical Location

Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was a gift of Marie Coggeshall in 1960.

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Frederic W. Goudy collection, CSC-0008

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The Charles E. Pont Papers on Frederic W. Goudy, CSC-0016


The Howard Coggeshall papers were removed from the Goudy-Coggeshall Memorial Workshop Collection, CSC-008 in 2013. This collection was renamed to Frederic W. Goudy collection in 2023. Correspondence between Coggeshall and Goudy remains in CSC-008.

Howard Coggeshall papers
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Cary Special Collections
Sandra Markham
2 December 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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