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Ref No UR-STU 1
Title John Symington papers
Date 1954-1986
Description /1 Graduation photograph, 1954
/2 Reference with outline of Symington's training at Dundee College of Art, May 1954;
/3 Letter confirming Symington's employment with Valentine & Sons Ltd, September 1954;
/4 Photograph of the Queen Mother talking to Symington at her visit to Valentine's [1967];
/5 Photocopy of card produced for visit to Valentines by Princess Margaret [typography by Symington], 1985;
/6 Copies of newscutting and letters [3 items] relating to card produced for the royal wedding, and lettered by Symington, 1986;
/7 Photograph of Symington at his drawing board and the Lord Provost, nd;
/8 Photograph of display of posters and merchandise designs by Symington [1950s]
Level Fonds
Extent 1 folder
Access Status Open
Language English
Creator Name John T Symington
Admin History John T Symington (1930-2015) was a student at Dundee College of Art 1948-1952 where he graduated with the Diploma in Design & Crafts. He then did National Service before joining staff at Valentine's as a typographer in 1954. Symington retired in 1994, just a year before the firm closed after being taken over by Hallmark. John and Helen Symington were married in 1959.


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