The below table shows a listing of the
publications of the Moorsfield Press as
compiled by Hugh McLellan in 1932. This list
only includes historical publications from
1919 to 1932 and does not include
publications after this date.
Additional Moorsfield Press publications
have been added at the end of this table
from the 1930s to 1970s.
Besides historical publications, the
Moorsfield Press printed many local business
and community announcements and had hundreds
of business accounts. The press printed movie
event announcement posters, area
business printings, school district forms,
Village and Town of Champlain forms, ballots
and election material, wedding announcements,
raffle cards and any number of printed
material a press might make.
The Moorsfield Press was
founded by Hugh McLellan in 1919 and his son
Woody (who was 13 at the time) gave his father
some help. Hugh's brother Malcolm ran
the press from 1929 to 1931 when Hugh was in
France. Woody helped full time starting
in the late 1920s and continued the business
up until the early 1980s.
Title: "A Letter of Abraham Lincoln
in Reply to an Invitation to Attend a
Festival in Honor of the Birthday of
Thomas Jefferson." 25
25 copies were printed for Brown
'McLellan Lincoln Collection'
display during Commencement Week in June
of 1923; 15 prints were handed to
visitors; a signed copy was also given to
Dr. Koopman who was the Brown University
Librarian (shown here in the link).
at the University of Illinois Library
(shown at Archive.org &
Hathitrust.org). After Joseph B.
Oakleaf's Lincoln Bibliography (1925) was
published, there were more requests for
this item but Hugh McLellan refused to
republish it. Brown University had
also asked for more copies. McLellan
realized it had become a rare item.
The original hand-written Lincoln letter
is now at Brown University, John Hay
Library, thanks to the generosity of John
D. Rockefeller, Jr., Class of 1897.
Porter Truesdell and the Troutsdale Press
was a printer and collector of book plates,
engravings and wood-cuts. He operated
the Troutsdale Press in Boston, N.Y.C. and
Champlain, NY. He was an authority on
the photographs of Abraham Lincoln.
following web pages contain a sample of some of the
business and civic printings that the Moorsfield
Press did from the 1920s to the 1980s for people and
businesses in the Town of Champlain, New York.
This is an incomplete sample of the printings and
they are not organized in any way. Printings
for individuals and many small businesses still or
recently in operation were not included with these
scans due to their personal nature.
historical information cards,
Christmas cards, Bredenberg Ski
brochures, Champlain restaurant
menus, Champlain Community Exhibit
programs from 1933 & 1934,
school graduations in the
mid-1900s, Champlain community
announcement posters and Lyceum
and Lyric Theater movie
posters. Over 200 items are
THE MANY PUBLICATIONS AND
BUSINESS PRINTINGS OF THE MOORSFIELD PRESS
WERE SCANNED FROM MATERIAL THAT IS OWNED BY THIS
ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND SOME POSTERS ARE
COURTESY THE SAMUEL de CHAMPLAIN HISTORY
CENTER AND ARE CREDITED ACCORDINGLY.
A SEPARATE WEB PAGE OF PRINTS
ARE COURTESY THE CLINTON COUNTY HISTORICAL
AND ARE DISPLAYED HERE BY WRITTEN
PERMISSION OF THE ASSOCIATION.
THE PRINTS ARE WATERMARKED ACCORDINGLY.