Folder B01/F10 - Processing and Physical Preparation Documents of Apree's "Lake Forest, Illinois: History and Reminiscenes 1861-1961" Book

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US ILfC SC/016-2-B01/F10

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Processing and Physical Preparation Documents of Apree's "Lake Forest, Illinois: History and Reminiscenes 1861-1961" Book


  • 1963-1964 (Creation)


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Edward Arpee (1899-1979), the brother of Armenian historian and theologian Leon Arpee, taught at Lake Forest Academy for 35 years beginning in 1929. He was the spouse of Katherine Trowbridge Arpee (granddaughter of Chicago wholesale grocer and later Lake Forest resident Calvin Durand), and father of Harriet Sherman of Lake Bluff. Arpee graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and wrote various notable books, including "History of Lake Forest Academy" (Chicago: Alderbrink Press, 1944) and "From Frigates to Flat Tops" (1953).

The Arpees lived at 383 N. Washington Road, less than a block from the Academy, and about a block south of Mrs. Arpee's parents' home on College Road. According to the Arpee's, the home was once a summer rental property for Onwentsia residents when it was owned by Van Weganen Alling. One of the past renters was Adlai Stevenson, who later built his farm in Libertyville.


"Senior master Publishes an Historical Documentary," Spectator [Lake Forest Academy], April 20, 1964, 1.

Biographical Details gathered by, Arthur H. Miller Archivist & Librarian for Special Collections

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This folder contains all the paperwork that details the book making process and the company of The Lakeside Press-RR Donnelley & Sons Company. A letter to Edward Arpee giving a full quotation and description on the steps that will be taken to produce his book. Includes business card of David M. Saxman and number prices on the work described. Book Proposal that lists again all the expenses of the process-Signed by both Apree and David M. Saxman on Nov. 12, 1963 Documents on a change in payment between Apree and Press-Terms changed and agreed by Saxman Letter and Attached Documents discussing early design concepts for the book to Apree from Dave Saxman 3 Invoices-Sold to Edward Apree Book, History of Lake Forest Layout Letter Dec. 6, 1963 Book, History of Lake Forest Revised Layout Letter January 9,1964 Alterations Slip Documents February 4, 1964 Manufacturing Division Book, History of Lake Forest Revised Layout Letter March 4, 1964 Letter of Shipping Delay March 20, 1964 Original Freight-Truck Line Bill Receipt Letter telling of receiving Sample Copy of the Book-End of the Business between Apree and Lakeside Press with this Book 2 Credit Memorandums between Lakeside Press and Apree-Shows all accounts and money expenditures overall Final Letter sent by Apree thanking Mr. Saxman for a job well done and final approval of the physical book Dec. 16, 1964

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