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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 he attended and remarks upon the host's impropriety of offering a rose to "Fanny," noting "there is a language of flowers I hear, and you had better make it out, and see what he means."

Burne-Jones tells Price about the time he has spent with his father and an upcoming visit from friends to their family home. Burne-Jones asks Price to let him know the details of his journey so that he can get settled into his room before Price's arrival.


  • 1854 October 16


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 25 x 40 cm, folded to 25 x 20 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Addressed from "Bristol Road." Addressed to Price (on outer leaf) at "R. Price [illegible], Broadway, Gloucestershire." With one penny stamp and wax seal.


Georgiana Burne-Jones, v. 1, p.p. 102-103

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