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Adams, Margaret, 1912-1996



  • Existence: 1912 - 1996

Biographical note

Margaret Adams (1912-1996). Craft Member; Elected to Craft Membership: 1955.

Hilda Margaret Adams was born in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, in 1912. She studied at the Birmingham College of Art and was a pupil of Harry Adams and Daisy Alcock. Her main work was for Stanbrook Abbey, Worcester, where she hand-decorated and gilded the fine printing of this press. One of the most successful examples of her work is on Siegfried Sassoon's The Path of Peace (1959), printed by Stanbrook Abbey. She has performed many notable commissions, including the gilding of the two Books of Consecration for the new Coventry Cathedral.

Source: "Membership Roll: Fellows." Society of Scribes and Illuminators. (accessed August 2012).

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Stanbrook Abbey Press collection

Abstract The Stanbrook Abbey Press collection contains materials created by the Press and its head printer, Sister Hildelith Cumming. Press materials make up the bulk of the collection and include bookplates, broadsides, greeting and prayer cards, exhibition programs, invitations, pamphlets, poems, prayers, prospectuses, and specimen pages. A small number of these have been hand-illustrated and illuminated. Correspondence is made up of letters from Sister Hildelith to collectors Philip and Mary...
Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. Some items, particularly in Series IX. and X., have been hand-illustrated and illuminated by Margaret and Henry Adams. Please do not directly touch the illustrations; this helps preserve their detail.

Dates: circa 1950-1989