Typewritten manuscript written by John Wilson, Jr. of the John Wilson and Son publishing firm of Cambridge, Mass. Wilson discusses his father, John Wilson, and the printing presses he worked for in Scotland, Ireland, and England; their immigration to Boston in 1846; experience building up John Wilson and Son; benefactors such as Benjamin D. Greene; buildings and types of presses owned; and the purchase of the University Press, Cambridge in 1879. Includes one photograph of the University Press building, Brattle Square, Cambridge, ca. 1870, and annotations by Sidney Kimber, an employee at the University Press. John Wilson and Son published the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society.