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William Morris papers, 1885-1904.

Author: William Morris
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Database:WorldCat
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English author, designer, manufacturer, and artist William Morris (1834-1896) is best known for his association with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and as a central figure of the English Arts and Crafts Movement. He was influential in the emergence of socialism in England in the nineteenth century, having founded the Socialist League in 1884. Morriss more well known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts
Microfilm
Archives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: William Morris; Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Sir; Jane Morris; Stopford A Brooke; Stopford A Brooke; Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Sir; Jane Morris; William Morris
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Morris
OCLC Number: 560535931
Language Note: Collection is predominantly in English.
Notes: I feel like there should be something in here for the British Library microfilm but I'm not sure how to include it.
Description: 0.25 linear feet and 9 items.
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English author, designer, manufacturer, and artist William Morris (1834-1896) is best known for his association with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and as a central figure of the English Arts and Crafts Movement. He was influential in the emergence of socialism in England in the nineteenth century, having founded the Socialist League in 1884. Morriss more well known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858), The Earthly Paradise (1868-1870), A Dream of John Ball (1892) and News from Nowhere (1893). In 1891, Morris founded the Kelmscott Press, which produced books modeled after fifteenth-century incunabula. The press produced 53 titles during its 7-year operation. His 1896 edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, called the Kelmscott Chaucer, is often regarded a pinnacle of book design. The collection includes correspondence from Sydney Cockerell, Jane Morris, and William Morris, a manuscript of poetry by Stopford Augustus Brooke, and nine reels of microfilm of the British Librarys William Morris papers.

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