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The three types of “proofs” that are present in our collection are Galley Proofs, Master Proofs and Page Proofs.


Galley Proofs

A proof taken from the 'galley '(the long shallow metal tray used by compositors to hold type after it has been set) before the copy has divided into pages; in modern terms, a proof taken before taken before the division of the copy into pages.


Master Proofs

A typesetter's  proof, read and marked with corrections and queries; a marked proof.


Page Proofs

The proofing stage galley proofs, but before machine proofs, in which the matter has been segregated into pages (with or without illustrations).

Rogers, Geoffrey.  Editing for Print.  Quarto Publishing Ltd. London: 1985.  pgs. 142,145,147


The University of Texas at El Paso has a much larger collection of S.L.A. Marshall's papers in their Special Collections.

Libertary is a website that provides entire books to read online for free. They include John Marshall's book Reconciliation Road: A Family Odyssey, a memoir of his grandfather, S.L.A. Marshall, and the family breach caused when the younger Marshall sought conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War.

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