Envelope size is now indicated by code, but it didn't used to be. Depends
how old this manuscript is, or in what era it is set.
From: TYPO-L Discussion of Typography, Type and Typographic
To: Multiple recipients of list TYPO-L
Subject: Re: need help with translation
Date: Monday, January 15, 1996 4:49PM
In a message dated 96-01-13 02:33:50 EST, you write:
>A lot of invitation envelopes have special names, like "Baronial," which
>indicate the size. I chatted with our printer and he thinks that's what
>this reference is, but he couldn't pull an example out of a catalog for me
>to cite. The "500 count" (indicating how many) reinforces this
>interpretation. I would talk to a printer who does invitations. Sorry I
>can't be definitive for you.
I don't believe "Baronial" refers to size. Baronial Ivory, for example, is
paper stock manufactured in various weights and comprising many sizes of
paper and envelopes. Envelope size is defined by codes, such as A-2 (approx
3/4" x 4 1/4").
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