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Morris, William, 1834-1896



  • Existence: 1834-03-24 - 1896-10-03


William Morris (1834-1896), British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Edward Burne-Jones Letters to Cormell Price

Call Number: MSS 45
Abstract: This collection comprises 16 items, including 15 letters from Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones and Cormell Price and 1 autograph envelope from Burne-Jones addressed to Price. The correspondence was written over the course of a decade, between 1852 and 1862. The letters are indicative of Burne-Jones and Price’s long and close friendship and are very affectionate and personal in nature. The letters are rich in detail, with Burne-Jones sharing news of mutual friends, his Oxford lessons, his social...
Dates: 1852-1862

Edward Burne-Jones letter to Cormell Price, 1854 October 16

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 9
Call Number: MSS 45
Scope and Contents: Burne-Jones says he would have written to Price earlier had he not had "too much friendship to pour my sorrows into your ear." He states that Price's last letter came at a time when he was "suffering greater mental troubles than [he] ever remember[s]." Burne-Jones complains about the postponement of the start of the university term, remarking that he "longed to be back with [William] Morris and his glorious little company of martyrs." Burne-Jones describes a recent evening party...
Dates: 1854 October 16

Edward Burne-Jones letter to Cormell Price, 1856 January 9

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 10
Call Number: MSS 45
Scope and Contents: Burne-Jones asks why Price has not yet sent the "MS," presumably a piece for The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine. He tells him that Burne-Jones's aunt has been Price's "champion all along," transcribing a humorous conversation he had with her at breakfast the previous day, in which Burne-Jones describes Price as a "reprobate" and "a dissolute little creature" while "Auntie" defends him as a "dear little fellow." Burne-Jones says he does not want to hurry Price over the magazine but that they...
Dates: 1856 January 9

Edward Burne-Jones letter to Cormell Price, 1856 May 18

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 11
Call Number: MSS 45
Scope and Contents: Burne-Jones begins the letter with the following declaration: "Mr Jones begs respectfully to inform the public that he executes pictures of the most chaste and unique description upon the most reasonable terms." He then lists prices for a variety of types of drawings, including "love scenes, executed in bold style, indian ink" (5 shillings) and "full length caricature" (2 shillings and sixpence). He goes on to announce that he is "desirous of forming...
Dates: 1856 May 18

Edward Burne-Jones letter to Cormell Price, 1861 June 28

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 14
Call Number: MSS 45
Scope and Contents: Burne-Jones says he has been a "villain" in his lack of correspondence with Price and says that the rest of the day will be given over to writing him letters, remarking that although the letter will only take half an hour to write, "the exertion will completely do for [him]." He asks if Price is "lonely out there" and says he has encouraged William Morris to write to him and will try to get "everyone" to do the same. He says they will all be so glad when Price comes back. ...
Dates: 1861 June 28

Edward Burne-Jones letter to Cormell Price, 1854 March 9

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 45
Scope and Contents: Burne-Jones apologizes for being "forgetful" of Price and admits that he "cannot plead hard work altogether for my cause, so many nameless trifles occur all day long to break the best resolutions." He tells Price that he has heard that he is studying hard and wishes him success in his endeavors. He encourages Price to apply for an Oxford scholarship, noting that even in failure "the practice is very good and often encouraging." He says that this term has been his happiest yet and he has been...
Dates: 1854 March 9

Havelock Ellis papers

Call Number: MS 195
Abstract: Correspondence and manuscripts on literary and psychological subjects, particularly on the question of sex. Important correspondents are Thomas Hardy, William James, Leo Tolstoy, Amy Lowell Rockwell Kent, Bertrand Russell, Herbert Spencer, Upton Sinclair, Rebecca West and Sigmund Freud. There are only a few outgoing letters from Havelock Ellis. The bulk of the papers consists of manuscripts by Ellis, of which the longest is "My Confessions". This work is made up of seventy short pieces, each...
Dates: 1871-1939

James Inskipp letter to Miss Carrie, 1855 October 26

 Item — Box 1, Folder: Inskipp 1
Call Number: MSS 84
Scope and Contents:

Concerning William Morris' decoration of Miss Carrie's house.

Dates: 1855 October 26

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1861 early June

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 39002106121412], Folder: H.96
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin has sent Heaton four duplications of the signatures from letters he has sent to his father (these are the four sheets additional to the primary, folded letter). Ruskin describes a "leaf drawing" (of Alpine rose leaves) which contains qualities not found in the work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, "namely lusciousness and (not terrific) gloom" which Ruskin describes as more "Correggioesque than most modern work." Ruskin complains that he could have...
Dates: 1861 early June

William Morris collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 45

The collection consists of seven letters written by William Morris to friends and acquaintances, and a group of autograph manuscripts by Morris. One manuscript, "The Wood Beyond the World," is accompanied by a drawing made for the book by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, and two impressions of the resulting engraving. Also present is a letter to the American collector Dean Sage regarding one of the manuscripts.

Dates: 1870-1895

Catharine T. Patterson Collection of Walter Crane

Call Number: GEN MSS 1386

The collection contains original sketches, drawings, proof sheets, autograph manuscripts, and autograph letters from and to the English illustrator Walter Crane.

Dates: 1867-1957