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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME typesetter on Salt Lake City dailies before the advent of the Linotype. And he left an indelible imprint on Utah journalism during a 46-year career, most of which focused on Utah Coun- ty. Arthur F. Gaisford's first smell of printer's ink came early in 1891 when he learned to "hand stick" type on a daily paper. He was still actively engaged in newspapering when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died on January 22, 1936. The youngest child of the three sons and two daughters of George Matthew and Eliza Watkins Gaisford, he was born in Salt Lake City on December 17, 1871. Educated in the city school system, he began setting type almost simultaneously with his January 2, 1891 marriage to Elizabeth Mary Beverley. Like the Gaisfords, her parents, Edward and Mary B. Bellamy Beverley, were Utah pioneers. They'd left their native England to come to the United States shortly after the railroad to Utah was completed in 1869, ushering in a veritable floodtide of migration to the new Mormon territory. With the installation in Salt Lake newspapers of Linotype machines, each of which replaced five or more hand typesetters, Arthur and his brother, Lorenzo W. Gaisford, also a printer and typesetter, found themselves without work. It was a crucial period for these two young families. Early in 1895, the brothers embarked on their first weekly newspaper venture when they purchased the Fillmore Progress. It had a sparsely-equipped plant and a rather dismal history, but they had nevertheless chosen Utah's first capital city as an entry step into the work for which they'd prepared. The Progress printing facility was adequate for that era. Equipment included a hand-operated tabloid size press, ample type, makeup stones, a job press and a paper cutter. It was located in the southeast corner of the first floor in what had 515
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Identifier 521-UPA_Page515.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416526
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416526