Barnhart Brothers and Spindler's type specimen is certainly eye-catching and their design for Advertisers Gothics unique - its letters do not have any descenders, creating a sturdy, resolute typeface.
|Advertisement for Dickson's Crown Mucilage, circa 1880-1889, Clarence J. Arper scrapbook, MS 76, courtesy, California Historical Society.|
|The papers themselves are a multilingual, cosmopolitan mixture of French, Spanish, and Italian, beautifully written with more than a touch of melancholy. The letter pictured below, in Spanish, to an unidentified friend and pupil (probably Barbieri's friend, the Comte de Monclar) is Barbieri's impassioned defense of Raousset-Boulbon, written after Barbieri read a booklet about that count that inspired him with such strong emotions that he could no longer remain in silence ("...estando aún palpitando las fuertes emociones que acabo de experimentar, no puedo permanecer en silencio").|
|Leonardo Barbieri letter, undated, Leonardo Barbieri papers, MS 110, courtesy, California Historical Society.|
|Letter, 1903 July 17, Charles M. Anderson letters to his son Charles E. Anderson and family, MS 55, courtesy, California Historical Society|
|ACLU News release, 1983 November 17, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California records, MS 3580, courtesy, California Historical Society|