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Edward Burne-Jones letter to Cormell Price, 1856 June 15

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Call Number: MSS 45

Scope and Contents

Burne-Jones sends his best wishes for Price's recovery from a bout of illness, remarking that he "daren't tell Auntie about it, or she'd be hurrying off to nurse [Price]." He asks if Price could stay in Birmingham for the first three days of the following week as Burne-Jones will be visiting his father and would like to see Price, commenting that "it seems generations past since [they] had one of those dear evenings."

Burne-Jones says that he is happier than he has ever been which he follows with the observation that "Art does seem so precious to one, so inexpressibly lovely." He says he is much less lonely now that William Fulford has returned, saying that few people ever visit his rooms, noting that "Fred" only comes in for breakfast from time to time and that "Harry" Macdonald "prefers the company of ladies, so [Burne-Jones] seldom see[s] him." Burne-Jones says he does not enjoy dinner, as he has to walk to a "chop-house, which smells of never-ending ever-wasting joints" and where other customers "monopolise the papers."


  • 1856 June 15


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (3 pages) : autograph letter, signed ; 23 x 37 cm, folded to 23 x 19 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Addressed from "13 Sloane Terrace."

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