William Morris collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of seven letters written by William Morris to friends and acquaintances, and a group of autograph manuscripts by him. 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.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection were microfilmed and appear on Beinecke Library Vault Film 524.
Conditions Governing Use
The William Morris Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired from various sources, 1943-1975. Source information is recorded at the folder level in the contents list. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Organized into two series: I. Letters, 1870-1891. II. Writings, 1870-1895.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
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.
William Morris (1834-1896)
William Morris was an English designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.
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This finding aid was produced from previously existing cards in the Manuscripts Catalog. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained.
This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call number: Uncat MS Vault Morris, GEN MSS 45-45A.
- Authors -- Great Britain -- 19th century
- Authors, English -- 19th century
- Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, 1833-1898
- Drawings (visual works) -- Great Britain -- 19th century
- Eiríkr Magnússon, 1833-1913
- Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939
- English literature -- 19th century
- Engravings (prints) -- Great Britain -- 19th century
- Morris, William, 1834-1896
- Sage, Dean, 1841-1902
- Shannon, Charles, 1863-1937
- Guide to the William Morris Collection
- by Beinecke Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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