The typefaces we know today as Caslon are largely based on the work William Caslon did from 1720 to the time of his death in 1766. Though many of these typefaces have lost any trace of their historical roots, a few persist. These typefaces epitomize Old Style English typography, but the original designs were influenced by seventeenth century Dutch typefaces. Some of the original Caslon punches are kept in the Saint Bride Printing Library in London.