Conceived in the late 1930s as a “sharp finished oldstyle” and developed in the 1940s. Initially named Cambridge. A.k.a. Experimental No. 249 (9pt) and 266. Released posthumously in 1961 in roman and italic styles, with oldstyle figures and roman small caps. [McGrew, Kennett]
Julian Grybowski is working on a digital revival based on the 9pt size (used for the sample here).