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Edward Burne-Jones letter to Cormell Price, 1856 May 30

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Call Number: MSS 45

Scope and Contents

Burne-Jones says that he owes Price more apologies than he has time to write at present. He tells Price he has taken rooms at Old House, Ship Street in Oxford and asks that Price tells him which train he will take to Oxford so that Burne-Jones can meet him.

Burne-Jones goes on to give Price details about gaining entry to New College, remarking that on Sunday morning it is hosting a private party and admission will not be possible. He recommends that Price asks the sub-warden -- rather than the chaplain or one of the Fellows -- for tickets if his party is more than two.

Burne-Jones asks his friend not to think him too unkind for responding to two letters from Price with such a short reply. He asks Price what he means by "Cupids less [?] -- a secret, eh? -- we must get it out of you." He ends by asking Price to remember him kindly to his sisters and assuring Price that he thinks he stands "a very good chance."


  • 1856 May 30


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 "Exeter Coll." Addressed to Price (on outer leaf) at "8 Sun St. West, Birmingham." With one penny stamp and wax seal.

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