Monday, January 12, 2015

Creator: Everett R. Currier


EVERETT RAYMOND CURRIER

Birth
January 16, 1877, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

1891 Census of Canada
Everett R Currier

Massachusetts Passenger List
E. R. Currier, age 23
first trip
ship: Prince Arthur
departure: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
arrival: Boston, August 22, 1900

second trip
arrival: Boston, December 30, 1900

1903 Fitchburg, Massachusetts Directory
Currier Everett R., emp Sentinel Printing Co., rms 254 Main

1904 Fitchburg, Massachusetts Directory
Currier Everett R., emp Sentinel Printing Co., rms 26 Summer

1906 Boston, Massachusetts Directory
Currier Everett R printer 185 Franklin rms 54 Pinckney

1910 United States Federal Census
Everett R. Currier, age 33, manager at publishing company
1012 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Type Spacing
E.R. Currier
J.M. Bowles, 1910

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index
Everett R Currier and Elizabeth R Hurlbut, 1912

The Graphic Arts
February 1914
Type Spacing

1915 New York State Census
Everett and Elizabeth Currier
44 Pierpont Street, Brooklyn, New York
printing trade

1916 Manhattan, New York, City Directory
Everett R Currier, advertising agent
home in Brooklyn; business address, 2 E 29th

Williston Graphic
(North Dakota)
October 12, 1916
Campaign on for Larger Hospital

1917 Manhattan, New York, City Directory
Everett R Currier, advertising agent
home in Brooklyn; business address, 500 5th av R402

1918 Manhattan, New York, City Directory
Everett R Currier, advertising agent
home in Brooklyn; business address, 500 5th av R402

World War I Draft Registration Card
Everett Raymond Currier, age 41
address: 414 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York
occupation: Advertising / Berrien-Durstine, Inc.,
25 West 45 Street, Manhattan
description: medium height and slender build
with blue eyes and brown hair
signed draft card on September 12, 1918
his wife resided at the Stratford House,
11 East 32 Street, Manhattan

The Printing Art
November 1918

The Printing Art

The Printing Art
February 1919

Printers’ Ink
February 6, 1919
advertisement for Currier Company

Printers’ Ink
February 13, 1919
Currier Has Printing Service

New-York Tribune
June 8, 1919
Garden City Season Opens with a Rush to Entertain Veterans

The Sun
(New York, New York)
June 8, 1919
Outdoor Sports at Garden City

The Printing Art

Printers’ Ink
February 5, 1920

Printers’ Ink
February 12, 1920

Printers’ Ink
February 19, 1920

Printers’ Ink
March 4, 1920

The Inland Printer
April 1920

New York County Supreme Court
Naturalization Petition
Everett Raymond Currier, 21 W 16 St, New York
January 6, 1921

The American Printer
September 5, 1921
Everett Currier, Ltd., which does layout, typography and fine printing at 27 E. Thirty-first Street, New York, is now operating a day and night plant.

The American Printer
September 20, 1921


The Stowaways lined up against a stone wall at Rudge’s Mount Vernon Printshop and shot (with a kodak.) From left to right: George J. Illian, illustrator; Richard J. Walsh, art director; W. D. Teague, designer; Paul B. Hoeber, bookseller; Cecil Seymour; Charles D. Burchenal, mechanical engineer; W. E Rudge, printer, C. P. Rollins (guest), printer to Yale University; Bruce Rogers, designer; D. Silve, typographer; H.Townsend, illustrator; J. M. Bowles, Stowaway Extraordinary; A. W. Griffin, typographer; O.W. Jaquish, designer; J. D. Brophy; Louis H. Ruyl, illustrator; Wm. Oberhardt, illustrator; E. R. Currier, printer; Chas. D. Allen, editor, “The Independent”

The American Printer
October 5, 1921
One of the features of the Stowaway “blowout” September 17 was the production, under the direction of Stowaway Charles Coburn, of Mark Twain’s satire of Queen Elizabeth’s Court. The cast was: Queen Elizabeth, Rea Irwin; Sir Walter Raleigh, Archie Griffin; Lady Helen, Lawrence Gomme; Lady Alice, E. C. Wolf; William Shakespeare, E. M. Hunt; Robert Bacon, Louis Ruyl; Ben Jonson, Everett E. Currier; Beaumont, Van R. Pavey.

The American Printer
October 20, 1921
From a noted typographer
New York, September 6, 1921
Editor The American Printer:
I hope you will accept my belated compliments on the Craftsmen Number of The American Printer. It is the kind of magazine that one puts aside for repeated perusals and a definite stimulation to better typography.
Everett R. Currier, Everett Currier, Limited.

The American Printer
November 5, 1921
Everett Currier, Limited, New York.—A miniature leaflet on yellow Chinese paper is quite a novelty and must have attracted a great deal of attention. Mr. Currier gets his usual good effects by simple combinations of Caslon type and border.

The American Printer
November 20, 1921
Typography: First prize, An Announcement, by Everett R. Currier, New York...


Stowaway Everett R. Currier was scolded recently by Imperial Wizard Bowles for delivering a circular a day before it had been promised. It seems that Currier by this act violated one of the sacred practices of the printing fraternity.

The American Printer
December 5, 1921
Everett R. Currier, Limited, New York.—The Stowaway announcement is typically good. The harmony between illustration and typography is notable, and should furnish a study for typographers.

The American Printer
December 20, 1921
Printed by Everett Currier Limited, New York.

1922 Manhattan, New York, City Directory
Everett R Currier, president of Everett Currier Ltd.
home at Allerton House

The Inland Printer
July 1922

Bulletin of the Art Center
April 1923
The Institute is in receipt of a quaint and interesting gift in the form of an old Washington hand-press, the species on which so much of early American printing was executed. The donor is a member, Mr. Everett R. Currier, of Currier Press, Inc.

Bulletin of the Art Center
June 1923
Books accepted for the display were contributed by the following: The Brick Row Bookshop, Inc., Everett R. Currier, George Simpson Eddy, Thomas Nast Fairbanks, Franklin Printing Company, Walter Gilliss Press, Edwin and Robert

Bulletin of the Art Center

October 1923
Many of our members may recall, incidentally, that this press is the property of A.I.G.A., having been presented to us some months ago by Mr. Everett R. Currier.

Bulletin of the Art Center

The Stowaway Magazine
The exhibition in our room for October was a retrospective display of the typographic work of Everett R. Currier. The work shown was not by the firm of Everett Currier, Ltd., but by Everett Raymond Currier “himself,” and unlimited. This is the first of a series of typographic shows in our “gallery.” It extended back to the days when he and Frederic W. Goudy announced  the establishment of a press at 114 East Twenty- eighth Street, New York.

There was also a very modest card dated 1904 announcing the establishment by Everett R. Currier of “the Laurel Press, at 16 Bigelow Street, Cambridge, Mass.” Sixteen Bigelow Street was a lodging-house, and the press was located in a hall bedroom.

New York Passenger List
Everett R Currier, age 48
ship: S.S. Majestic
departure: Cherbourg, France, July 15, 1925
arrival: New York, New York, July 21, 1925
address: 27 E. 31st Street, New York, New York

1925 Manhattan, New York, City Directory
Everett R Currier, president of Everett Currier Ltd.
27 E 31st

Everett Currier Ltd
27 E 31st
Everett R Currier, president
Hubert L Canfield, vice-president
William Engleman, secretary
Randolph Boyle, treasurer

Everett R Currier, president of Currier & Harford Ltd
home, 45 E 55th

late 1920s
divorce from Elizabeth

New York Evening Post
August 17, 1928
Briton Sentenced in Literary Fraud
Pleads Guilty to Misrepresenting Facts to Obtain $600 From Publisher
Francis Willis Harland, thirty, known to Scotland Yard and Manhattan Detective Headquarters as Sir Francis Norton-Howard today received an indeterminate sentenced up to three years in the penitentiary by Judge Collins in General Sessions Court.

By the special concession of Assistant District Attorney Aurello, Harland, who was indicted last May for grand larceny was permitted to plead guilty to petty larceny. The dispensation was granted because the complainant, Everett R. Currier, a publisher at 400 West Thirty-fourth Street, was in Europe. Harland obtained $600 from the publishing concern by representing himself as writing a book on fox hunting for the Essex hunt Club of Newark, N.J.

The prisoner revealed that he came to this country from England as the private secretary of Lady Sholto Douglas, now engaged in motion picture work in Hollywood. He will be deported upon the expiration of his sentence, it was said.

1929 Westport, Connecticut, City Directory
Everett R and Frances B Currier
113 Myrtle Avenue
printer

1930 United States Federal Census
Everett R. and Frances B. Currier
101 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, Connecticut
printer

1935 Westport, Connecticut, City Directory
Everett R and Frances B Currier
113 Myrtle Avenue
printer in New York

1937 Westport, Connecticut, City Directory
Everett R and Frances B Currier
Morning Side Drive
printer

1940 United States Federal Census
Everett and Frances Currier
Morning Side Drive, Westport, Connecticut
his highest level of education was the eighth grade
printer

1941 Westport, Connecticut, City Directory
Everett R and Frances B Currier
Court of Oaks
printer

1943 Westport, Connecticut, City Directory
Everett R and Frances B Currier
Court of Oaks
printer

1950 Westport, Connecticut, City Directory
Everett R and Frances B Currier
Court of Oaks
printer

1954 Westport, Connecticut, City Directory
Everett R and Frances B Currier
Court of Oaks
printer

Death
May 19, 1954, Westport, Connecticut

The New York Times
May 21, 1954
“Everett Currier, Publisher, Was 78”
Typography Expert Is Dead—
Ad Layout Specialist Also
Wrote Religious Music

Brooklyn Eagle
(New York)
May 21, 1954
“Everett R. Currier, Expert on Type”
Everett Raymond Currier, publisher and typography expert, who years ago founded the Currier Press in Manhattan, died Wednesday in his home at Westport, Conn. He was 78.

Mr. Currier also was the composer of religious music. His hymn, “In Christ There Is No East or West,” is in the New Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church, published in 1940. He also wrote several anthems and other pieces of music.

As a specialist in advertising layout and typography, Mr. Currier was a contemporary of Frederic W. Goudy and was acquainted with most of the leading type designers before and after the turn of the century.


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