Diaries and Essays

Diaries/Journals/EssaysWilliam Morris, 1877, Elliott & Fry.

Other Published Morris Essays and Co-Authored Treatise

Manuscript Essays by Morris on Socialism, Architecture, and the Environment

"Address at the Delivery of Prizes," Harry Ransom Library, Austin, Texas, MS. file (Morris, W.), Works

"Address Made on Behalf of the Work of the S. P. A. B.," Huntington Library, HM 6449

"The Art of the People," Huntington Library, (incomplete), HM6432

"As to Bribing Excellence," International Institute of Social History MS, Amsterdam. Published in Liberty, May 1895.

Description of Three Socialist Essays, Huntington Library, HM644

Early political essay, Cheltenham Library [pdf of images] [transcription]

Early political essay 2, Cheltenham Library [pdf of images] [transcription]

Essays on Art and History, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,332

Essays on Socialism, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,333

Essays on Socialism, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,334

"Socialism Up to Date," B. L. Add. MS. 45,334.

Socialist Diary British Library Additional Manuscript 45,335 [pdf]

Fragment of speech on behalf of Socialist League describing socialism in England, given at international conference of socialists, Inv. nr. 611_4, ARCH00496, International Institute of Socialist History, Amsterdam. Pdf of manuscript

"Gothic Architecture," Harry Ransom Library, MS. file (Morris, W.) Hanley II B

"Gothic Architecture," British Library Manuscript, B.L. Add. MS. 45,332(9), British Library, Additional MS 45,332(9)

"Hopes and Fears for Art," MS Vault Shelves Morris; contains "The Art of the People," "The Beauty of Life," "Making the Best of It," "The Prospects of Architecture in Civilization," Beinecke Library, Yale University

"How Shall We Live Then," International Institute of Social History MS, Amsterdam.

"Lecture Delivered to the National Association for the Advancement of Art," Harry Ransom Library, MS. file (Morris, W.), Works

"Makeshift," Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. Don. e. 29

"The Mythology and Religion of the North," Morris's manuscript notes, c. 1876, William Morris Gallery J149.

Autograph "Notes on News," Commonweal, on pit-brow women and Chamberlain's vote against a Home Rule bill

"An Old Fable Retold," John Burns Collection, British Library Ms. 46289. Photograph courtesy of Frank C. Sharp.

"On the Artistic Qualities of Woodcut Books," Huntington Library, HM 6431

"Our Policy in this Crisis," Huntington Library, HM 6464

"Our Representatives," Private Collection, Imaage Courtesy of Greg Vigers.

"Petition regarding the Baptistry at Ravenna," Huntington Library, HM 6455

"Regarding the Opinion of the S. P. A. B. on the Restoration of St. Mark's, Venice," Huntington Library, HM6459

"The Relations of Art to Labour," Beinecke Library, MS Vault Shelves Morris, 1598

Report to International Conference IISH Amsterdam ARCH 00496.611_4-2.pdf

Socialist Diary British Library Additional Manuscript 45,335 [pdf]

 

"Some Thoughts on the Ornamented Manuscripts of the Middle Ages," Huntington Library, HM 6440

Speech Delivered to the First Meeting of the SPAB, Society of Antiquaries, SoA 832

Speech on Free Trade, Bodleian Eng. misc. c. 143, ff. 81-114 (?)

Speech Delivered to the First Meeting of the SPAB, Society of Antiquaries, SoA 832, ff. 1-23; misc. pages plus ff. 1-12 SPAB draft of opening statement, beginnning, "A Society coming before the public. . . "; with 1st Annual Report, later printed, a good draft with cross-outs

"True and False Society," Huntington Library, HM 6420

"To the Working People of Great Britain and Ireland," Huntington Library, HM 6464

"Town and Country," courtesy of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection

Images

Transcription

"Under an Elm-Tree: Thoughts in the Countryside," Cheltenham Public Library, Z4, ff. 1-5 [pdf of images]

"[Concerning] Westminster Abbey," Beinecke Library, MS Vault Shelves Morris

Westminster Abbey Leaflet-Courtesy of the Berg Collection, New York Public Library [pdf of images]

"What is to Happen Next?" Beinecke Library, MS. Sheries II. Writings

"Why I Am a Communist," International Institute of Social History MS, Amsterdam.

Letter from Charles Rowley describing Morris's lectures to the Ancoats Brotherhood, B. L. MS. 45,347, ff. 93-99.

Supplementary

Hammersmith Socialist Society Minutes B. L. Add. MS. 45,891

Burns Papers B. L. Add. MS. 45,894

Socialist League Archives, International Institute of Social Research, Amsterdam

LeMire, Eugene D. "A Bibliographical Checklist of Morris's Speeches and Lectures," The Unpublished Lectures of William Morris, 291-322.

Charles Faulkner, Speech on Free Trade, Bodleian Library

Critical Essays

Bennett, Phillippa. "Educating for Utopia: William Morris on Useful Learning versus 'Useless Toil', JWMS 2012 (Summer 2013).

Bloor, Michael. "James Leatham's Eyewitness Account of Morris's 1888 Visit to Aberdeen." JWMS 18.1 (Winter 2008), 22-34.

Boos, Florence and Patrick O'Sullivan. Morris and Devon Great Consols," JWMS 19.4 (Summer 2012), 11-39.

Capet, Antoine. "Between Ouvrierisme and Elitism: The Dualism of William Morris. JWMS 19.2 (Summer 2011), 31-46.

Kopp, David A. "Two Williams of One Medieval Mind: Reading the Socialist William Morris Through the Lens of the Radical William Cobbett," JWMS 20.3 (Winter 2013), 31-46.

Macdonald, Bradley, "Morris after Marcuse: Art, Beauty, and the Aestheticist Traditon of Ecosocialism." JWMS 19.3 (Winter 2011), 39-49.

Talor, Rosemary. "'The City of Dreadful Delight': William Morris in the East End of London," JWMS 18.3 (Winter 2009), 9-28.


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