Manuscripts

Catalogue of Morris's Books, Mark Samuels Lasner Collection

 

Early Poems

"Lancelot of the Lake," Morris Autograph,
Society of Antiquaries

"Lancelot of the Lake," Morris Autograph,
Society of Antiquaries

 

Jason and Unpublished Earthly Paradise Tales

 

Early Drafts of The Earthly Paradise

Bellerophon at Argos British Library Add. MS 45,301

Bellerophon in Lycia British Library Add. MS 45,301

The Death of Paris British Library Add. MS 45,299

The Fostering of Aslaug British Library Add. 45,300

The Hill of Venus British Library Add. MS 45,299

The Hill of Venus British Library MS. transcription

The Hill of Venus, Fitzwilliam Library MS [pdf]

The Hill of Venus, Fitzwilliam Library MS transcription

The Land East of the Sun and West of the Moon British Library Add. MS 45,299

"The Lovers of Gudrun," proof sheets, Beinecke Library IpM834 870a

The Man Who Never Laughed Again British Library Add. MS 45,299

The Palace East of the Sun and West of the Moon(copyist's version) British Library Add. MS 45,309

The Proud King(rough pencil draft) British Library Add. MS 45,306

The Proud King(copyist's version) British Library Add. MS 45,309

The Ring Given to Venus British Library Add. MS 45,302

The Story of Rhodope British Library Add. 45,299

The Story of Rhodope (rough draft) British Library Add. MS 45,304; transcription "The Story of Rhodope," British Library Add. MS 45,304.

The Story of Cupid and Psyche British Library Add. MS 45,305

Cupid and Psyche," draft, Beinecke Library, MS. 1596

"The Doom of King Acrisius," draft, [matches those in Fitzwilliam Library], Huntington Library, HM 6462

The Earthly Paradise, Huntington Library, HM 6418, vol. 1

vol. 2

vol. 3

vol. 4

vol. 5

vol. 6

vol. 7

Lyric from “Bellerophon in Lycia,” included in a longer excised beginning for “Bellerophon.” B. L. Add. Ms. 45,301, f. 23v and f. 24.

Verses for June and July, The Earthly Paradise, Autograph drafts in B. L. Ms. 45,306, f. 66v and 67v. B. L. Add. Ms. 45,306, f. 67v [image rotated]

October lyric of The Earthly Paradise, included in A Book of Verse, 1870, 9. Autograph in WMG J152 [pdf]

Poems of the EP Period

"Love's Gleaning Tide," Athenaeum sent to printer, no changes; autograph Ms. copy WMG, J145 [pdf], signed W. M., dated August 28th, 1872.

"As this thin thread," fair autograph copy, WMG J153 [pdf]. Reproduced by a copyist in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,298B, f. 7.

"Silence and Pity," fair copied Morris autograph, William Morris Gallery, Ms. J149 [pdf], titled. Copyist’s version in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,298b, f. 8.

O fair gold goddess,William Morris Gallery, A. Ms. J150 [pdf] fair copy. Printed with notes by R. C. Ellison, English, 15 (1964): 100-102. The poem is signed “Vilhjálmar Vandraedaskáld,” Icelandic for “William the Troubled Skald." Another autograph is in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,318, f. 92 and 92v, on blue ruled paper.

"Meeting in Winter” ( Winter in the world it is / Round about the unhoped kiss ), English Illustrated Magazine, March, 1884, 339-40. HM 6427, f. 57 is a copy of the English Illustrated Magazine version, prepared for the printer of Poems By the Way, with no verbal changes marked. Images of the English Illustrated Magazine version

“In Arthur’s House” ( In Arthur’s house whilome was I / When happily the time went by), B. L. Add, Ms. 45,308, ff. 180-94, autograph drafts. Folio 180 is a single page fragment; ff. 181-86 is another draft; ff. 187-94 a third. Unfinished, written about 1865.

Written in a copy of The Earthly Paradise, December 25, 1870 ( So many stories written here / And none among them but doth bear ) [pdf]

“Love’s Gleaning-Tide” ( Draw not away thy hands, my love: ), Athenaeum, April 1874, 492. HM 6427, f. 43, copy from Athenaeum sent to printer, no changes. Also autograph Ms. copy in the WMG, J145 [pdf]

"Rhyme Slayeth Shame," Morgan Library, M A 925, fol. 57

"Lonely Love and Loveless Death," Harry Ransom Library, MS. file (Morris, W.), Works

"The Moon Shall Be Dark," Harry Ransom Library, MS. (Morris, W.), Works

Later Poems

 

Prose Romances

Diaries: Icelandic Journals

British Library Additional MS. 45,319 A Diaries

British Library Additional MS. 45,319 B Diaries

Fitzwilliam Library, Icelandic Journal 1871, fair copy made 1873

Essays

"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.

Early political essay, Cheltenham Library

Early politcal essay 2, Cheltenham Library

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

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.

"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

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

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

"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

"Socialism," B. L. Add. MS. 45,333.

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

Socialist Diary, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,335

"Socialism from the Root Up," Morgan Library. Morris 10. [chapters 1-3 and 7, with some revisions and corrections by Morris]

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 (?)

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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.

 

Translations

"The Ordination of Knighthood," Huntington Library Manuscript 6436

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, draft, Huntington Library Manuscript HM 6419

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, first 16 lines, Huntington Library Manuscript M6418

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, draft, HM36917-18  

The Aeneids of Virgil, Huntington Library Manuscript, HM 6439

The Aeneids of Virgil, British Library Additional Manuscript, 45,311

The Odyssey, Huntington Library Manuscript, HM6439

The Odyssey, British Library Additional Manuscript, 45,311

The Odyssey, Harry Ransom Library, Ms. file (Morris, W.), Works

"Iliad," Harry Ransom Library, MS. file (Morris, W.), Works

Old French:

The Story of Lancelot of the Lake, Society of Antiquaries, rough translation draft MS 905.1 (fols. 1-166); 905.2 (folios 167-219), c. 1870-73

The Story of Lancelot of the Lake, Society of Antiquaries MS. 905.3 calligraphic manuscript, vol. 3 (fols. 1-307)

The Story of Lancelot of the Lake, Society of Antiquaries MS. 905.4, c. 1870-73, calligraphic manuscript, vol. 1 (fair copy of fols. 1-76 of 905.1 with minor rewordings)

The Story of Lancelot of the Lake, Transcription calligraphic manuscripts, c. 1870-73 905.4 and 905.3

"Lancelot du Lac," 8 ff., 7 with versos. Cheltenham Library, EWL Z2: 1991.1016.996. Z2, in Rubaiyat calligraphic script; fair copy with spaces for large initials.

Tristram, B. L. MS. 45,329, ff. ii + 99 [ff. in script used for illuminated manuscripts]

The Tale of King Coustans and The History of Over Sea, Huntington Library HM

Autograph draft of "Amis and Amile," MS 362 BD, courtesy of Special Collections, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Old Icelandic

Egil's Saga, Calligraphic Manuscript, Society of Antiquaries, M.S. 907

Egils Saga, Fitzwilliam Library, FW25, ff. 1-159. Donated in 1905. According to Murray, "This draft translation was in existence some years before its publication, and differs materially from the printed text. C F Murray." Contains all 65 chapters but ends slightly before conclusion with, "he gave his daughter Sigurd to Brand the Generous, the son of Vermund the Slender."

Frithiof the Bold, fragment, Morgan Library M A 1894

Grettir translation, draft, in Eirikr Magnusson's hand with corrections by Morris, Courtesy of the Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum (the Wilson).

Grettir Saga, Ms. for printer, Fitzwilliam Library, 1869, 25F, with many renumberings and some corrections; chapters 89-90, ff. 17-20 and chapter 92, f. 27 are near calligraphic. Donated in 1905.

Hafbur and Signy, fragment, Morgan Library M A 1894

The Story of Halfdan the Black, calligraphic manuscript, Morgan Library MA 3471

The Story of King Harald, calligraphic manuscript, MA 3471 [two sagas bound in same volume]

Harald the Hard-Redy, Saga Library vol. 5, Beinecke Library MS. Vault Shelves Morris

Heimskringla, fragment, Morgan Library M A 1894

"King Hafbur and King Siward," calligraphic manuscript, Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. e. 233/2

"King Harald," partial manuscript, Bodleian Eng. misc. MS. d. 265

The Story of King Harald, calligraphic manuscript, Morgan Library MA 3471

Shorter Icelandic Translations, British Library Add. Ms 45,318 Nibelungenlied ff. 1-24 | Edda ff. 29-31 | The Lay of Way Wearer ff. 32-37 | Lay of Thrym ff. 37v-47 |
The Phrophecy of the Vala ff. 47v-67 | Axel Thordson and Fair Walborg ff. 74-97 | Axel Thordson and Fair Walborg (typescript) ff. 97v-117 | Axel Thordson and Fair Walborg (verses) ff. 118-125 | Queen Dagmar's Death ff.125v-133 | Northern Fragments (Beowulf) ff. 134v-138 | The Mother Under Mold ff. 138v-142 |
Sonnets for Grettir ff. 143-149

Poems by the Way and Shorter Translations, Huntington Library, HM 6427

"The Prophecy of the Vala," Beinecke Library, Osborn Collection

The Story of the Dwellers at Eyr. 1871. Calligraphic MS. Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. 239 pp.

"The Story of King Magnus, the Son of Erling," Huntington Library, HM 6463

Story of Olaf the Holy images of Leeds Library Manuscript, photographed by Ian Felce, pdf format

The Story of Magnus the Blind and Harald Gilli. Images courtesy of the Berg Collection, New York Public Libary.

"The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs," Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. g. 58.

"The Story of the Banded Men," calligraphic manuscript, Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. d. 267

"The Story of Hen Thorir," calligraphic manuscript, Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. e. 266

The Story of the Dwellers at Eyr," calligraphic manuscript, Bodleian MS. Eng. misc.265

"The Story of Sigi," Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. g. 59

"The Story of the Men of Weaponfirth," Cheltenham Library Y7, ff. 1-18

The Story of King Olaf Tryggvison, Huntington Library HM6437

The Story of King Harold Greyfell Huntington Library HM 6428

The Story of Sigurd the Jerusalem-farer, Eystein and Olaf, edited in Karl Anderson, "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss., Harvard University, 1940, 623-866 ~ Scan of accessible pdf files.

The Story of Magnus the Blind and Harald Gilli. Images courtesy of the Berg Collection, New York Public Libary, Saga Library, vol. 5.

The Story of Kormak the Son of Ogmund, Morgan Library M A 1894

"The Story of Howard the Halt," partial draft, Cheltenham Library

The Story of Howard the Halt, Huntington Library HM6426

The Story of King Harld Greyfell, Huntington Library, HM6428

The Story of King Olaf Tryggvisson, Huntington Library, HM 6437

The Story of the Ynglings," manuscript, [Saga Library, vol. 6], Society of Antiquaries Soc. of A. 906

"The Story of the Ynglings," calligraphic MS., Cheltenham Library.

The Tale of Haldor,the Son of Snorri the Priest,unfinished manuscript, Mark Samuels Lasner Collection

The Tale of Haldor, B. L. Add. MS 45,317, f. 29.

Thorstein and Gunnlaug, partial mansucript, Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. e. 233/1

Manuscript fragments:

The Book Arts

(Calligraphic mss. of Morris's own works listed under categories above)

Locations of Manuscripts

Manuscripts from the Beinecke Library, Yale University

"About the middle of the month of June," Beinecke Library, MS. 1595

"Cupid and Psyche," Beinecke Library, MS. 1596

"Fair Catherine," Beinecke Library MS. 1595

"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, 1878-93.

"I am not now afraid of death," Beinecke Library, MS. 1595

"The Lovers of Gudrun," proof sheets, Beinecke Library IpM834 870a

"The Maying of Queen Guenevere," Beinecke Library, MS. 1595

"The Prophecy of the Vala," Beinecke Library, Osborn Collection

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

"The Sleeve of Gold," Beinecke Library MS. 1595

The Story of Harald the Hard-Redy, Beinecke Library, Yale University. MS Vault Shelves Morris, c. 1870.

"A Story," plot sketch for romance, Beinecke Library, Osborn Collection

"That summer morning out in the green fields," [discarded opening of Defence of Guenevere], Beinecke Library, MS. 1595

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

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

"The Wood Beyond the World," Beinecke MS. II. Writings, 1894-95

Manuscripts from the Berg Collection, New York Public Library

Morris, William. Westminster Abbey Leaflet-Courtesy of the Berg Collection, New York Public Library

The Story of Magnus the Blind and Harald Gilli. Images courtesy of the Berg Collection, New York Public Libary, Saga Library, vol. 5.

Manscripts from the Bodleian Library, Oxford University

"The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs," Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. g. 58.

"King Hafbur and King Siward," calligraphic manuscript, Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. e. 233/2

"The Story of the Banded Men," calligraphic manuscript, Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. d. 267

"The Story of Hen Thorir," calligraphic manuscript, Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. e. 266

The Story of the Dwellers at Eyr," calligraphic manuscript, Bodleian MS. Eng. misc.265

"The Story of Sigi," Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. g. 59

"King Harald," partial manuscript, Bodleian Eng. misc. MS. d. 265

Thorstein and Gunnlaug, partial manuscript, Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. e. 233/1

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

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

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Bodleian MS. Don. f. 3

Manuscripts from the British Library

British Library Additional Manuscript 45,298A early poems. poems from middle period

British Library Additional Manuscript 45,298B copies of poems, poems from middle period

British Library Additional Manuscript 74,255 early poems

Bellerophon at Argos British Library Add. MS 45,301

Bellerophon in Lycia British Library Add. MS 45,301

The Death of Paris British Library Add. MS 45,299

The Fostering of Aslaug British Library Add. 45,300

The Hill of Venus British Library Add. MS 45,299

The Hill of Venus British Library MS. transcription

The Hill of Venus, Fitzwilliam Library MS [pdf]

The Hill of Venus, Fitzwilliam Library MS transcription

The Land East of the Sun and West of the Moon British Library Add. MS 45,299

"The Lovers of Gudrun," proof sheets, Beinecke Library IpM834 870a

The Man Who Never Laughed Again British Library Add. MS 45,299; British Library MS 45,303; frag. in 45,298A, f. 113. See List of Poems of the Earthly Paradise Period.

The Palace East of the Sun and West of the Moon(copyist's version) British Library Add. MS 45,309

The Proud King(rough pencil draft) British Library Add. MS 45,306

The Proud King(copyist's version) British Library Add. MS 45,309

The Ring Given to Venus British Library Add. MS 45,302

The Story of Rhodope British Library Add. 45,299

The Story of Rhodope (rough draft) British Library Add. MS 45,304; transcription "The Story of Rhodope," British Library Add. MS 45,304.

The Story of Cupid and Psyche British Library Add. MS 45,305

Sigurd the Volsung, British Library Additional MS. 45,310

Sigurd the Volsung,British Museum Additional MS. 45,311

Sigurd the Volsung,British Library Additional MS. 45,312

Sigurd the Volsung,British Library Additional MS. 45,313

Sigurd the Volsung,British Library Additional MS. 45,314

Sigurd the Volsung,British Library Additional MS. 45,315

Sigurd the Volsung,British Library Additional MS. 45,316

Sigurd the Volsung,British Library Additional MS. 37,497, first draft

Sigurd the Volsung,British Library Additional MS. 37,498 first draft, ff. 1-88; contains a few cancelled and corrected folios, ff. 356-66

Sigurd the Volsung,British Museum Egerton MS. 2866

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

Socialist Diary, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,335

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

Shorter Icelandic Translations, British Library Add. MS 45,318

Icelandic Diaires notebook, British Library Additional MS. 45,319 A

Icelandic Diaries notebook, British Library Additional MS. 45,319 B

The Aeneids of Virgil, British Library Additional Manuscript, 45,311

"Giles of the Long Frank," British Library Additional Manuscript 45,327

Prose Romance Manuscripts, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,328

ff. 1 - 58v Novel on Blue Paper (see portal)

ff. 54-58 Poems in Roots of the Mountains

Kilian of the Closes ff. 59-109

Unfinished Romances ff. 110-125v

Desiderius ff. 126-149

Pencil draft, unfinished metrical romance f. 149v

Story of the Flower ff. 150-186, 194-201v

King Peacock ff. 187 - 193

The Water of the Wondrous Isles, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,322

The Water of the Wondrous Isles, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,323, printer's copy

The Water of the Wondrous Isles, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,325

The Sundering Flood, British Library Add. MS, 45,326

The Tale of Haldor, B. L. Add. MS 45,317, f. 29.

"Tristram," B. L. MS. 45,329, ff. ii + 99 [ff. in script used for illuminated manuscripts]

 

Manuscripts from the Cheltenham Public Library

Calligraphic mss., 1 f. from the Rubaiyat, 1 f. from "The Story of the Ynglings," color design

early political essay, Cheltenham Library

early politcal essay 2, Cheltenham Library

"The Hall and the Wood," Cheltenham Library, Z4

"Howard the Halt," partial draft, Cheltenham Library

"The Story of the Men of Weaponfirth," Cheltenham Library Y7, ff. 1-18, fair copy both sides

"The Odes of Horace," Y7

"Lancelot du Lac," 8 ff., 7 with versos. Cheltenham Library, EWL Z2: 1991.1016.996. Z2, in Rubaiyat calligraphic script; fair copy with spaces for large initials.

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

Thorbiorn, translation, Cheltenham Public Library, 9ff., 8 v. Ends, "below the ridge was a great pond: from the boat-house the foreshore was to be seen, but from the shingle-ridge. . . "

"The Words of Snorri Sturleson, Cheltenham Public Library, 2ff. and 1v. Introduction by Snorri--has written odlen tales in the Danish tongue.

Manuscripts from the Fitzwilliam Library, Cambridge, England

"The Story of Howard the Halt," also includes original lyric, "A Gloss on the Rhyme by William Morris," inserted into calligraphic manuscript after "The Story of Howard the Halt," Fitzwilliam MS. 270, 241-243v; see Poems of the Earthly Paradise Period, C-71.

Fitzwilliam Library, Cambridge, Manuscript 2, Autograph Manuscript of fragments of 5 poems: "Why do they make these lists in the Great Square," "The Man Born to Be King," "The Green Summer," "The Lady of the Wasted land," "The Lady of Havering"

Fitzwilliam Library, Cambridge, Manuscript 3, Autograph Manuscript of fragments of 8 poems: "A time there was in days long past away," "We have done all that men could do," Once my Fell Foe Worsted Me," "Listen good folk to my rhyme," beginning of "Lady of the Wasted Land," "Saint George," "Lady of the Wasted Land" prose fragment, "The Cruel Stepmother," ballad, "Lord Malmston," ballad.

Fitzwilliam Library, Cambridge, Manuscript of Phillis M. Ellis, Manuscript of 2 Morris poems, "Drawing Near the Light" and "There were not ten men in all the house."

Grettir Saga, Fitzwilliam Library, donated 1905.

Egils Saga, Fitzwilliam Library, FW25, ff. 1-159. Donated in 1905. According to Murray, "This draft translation was in existence some years before its publication, and differs materially from the printed text. C F Murray." Contains all 65 chapters but ends slightly before conclusion with, "he gave his daughter Sigurd to Brand the Generous, the son of Vermund the Slender."

Fitzwilliam Library, Icelandic Diaries 1871 and 1873

Manuscripts from the Harry Ransom Library

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

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

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

Harry Ransom Library, "The Well at the World's End," printer's proofs

Harry Ransom Library, "The Well at the World's End," Ms. file (Morris, W.), Works

The Odyssey, Harry Ransom Library, Ms. file (Morris, W.), Works

"The Story of Aristomenes," Harry Ransom Library, MS. (Morris, W.), Works B

"The Moon Shall Be Dark," Harry Ransom Library, MS. (Morris, W.), Works

"The Burghers' Battle," unused stanzas. Harry Ransom Library, MS. file, (Moiris, W.), Works B

"Prologue, The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs," draft, Harry Ransom Library, MS. file, (Morris, W.), Works B

"The Pilgrims of Hope," part 7, partial draft," Harry Ransom Library, MS. file (Morris, W.), Works B

"Lonely Love and Loveless Death," Harry Ransom Library, MS. file (Morris, W.), Works

"Lo when we walk the tangled wood," Harry Ransom Library, MS. file (Morris, W.), Works

"The Roots of the Mountains," MS. file (Morris, W.), Hanley II B

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

"Iliad," Harry Ransom Library, MS. file (Morris, W.), Works

Manuscripts from the Huntington Library, Pasadena, California

Huntington Library 6479, "Golden Wings" [pdf of images]

Huntington Library 6480, "Pray But One Prayer for Me" [pdf of image]

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

Huntington Library, "The Art of the People," HM6432

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hungtington Library, Petition regarding the Baptistry at Ravenna, HM 6455

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

The Odyssey, Huntington Library Manuscript, HM6439

"The Ordination of Knighthood," Huntington Library Manuscript 6436

The Aeneids of Virgil, Huntington Library Manuscript, HM 6439

The Odyssey, Huntington Library Manuscript, HM6448

The Odyssey, Huntington Library, HM 6421

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, draft, Huntington Library Manuscript HM6419

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, first 16 lines, Huntington Library Manuscript M6418

The Tale of King Coustans and The History of Over Sea, Huntington Library HM

The Story of Howard the Halt, Huntington Library HM6426

The Story of King Harld Greyfell, Huntington Library, HM6428

The Story of King Olaf Tryggvisson, Huntington Library, HM 6437

The Story of King Magnus Son of Erling, Huntington Library Manuscript, HM 6463

"The Doom of King Acrisius," Huntington Library, HM 6462

The Earthly Paradise, Huntington Library, HM 6418, vol. 1

vol. 2

vol. 3

vol. 4

vol. 5

vol. 6

vol. 7

The House of the Wolfings, 2 vols. Huntington Library,, HM 6435

The Roots of the Mountains, 2 vols. Huntington Library, HM 6424

The Story of the Glittering Plain, 2 vols. Huntington Library, HM 6425

Sigurd the Volsung, Huntington Library, Huntington Library, HM 6446

The Tables Turned, Huntington Library, Huntington Library, HM 577

The Tables Turned, Huntington Library,

True and False Society, Huntington Library, HM HM 6420

The Art of the People, Huntington Library, HM 6432

On the Artistic Qualities of Woodcut Books, Huntington Library,

Some Thoughts on Ornamented Manuscripts, Huntington Library,

Address Made on Behalf of the Work of the SPAB, Huntington Library,

Regarding the Opinion

Petition regarding the Baptistry at Ravenna, Huntington Library,

Description of three socialist essays, Huntington Library, HM644

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

Our Policy in this Crisis, Huntington Library, HM 6464

Manuscript from the Leeds Public Library

The Story of Olaf the Holy, images of Leeds Library Manuscript, photographed by Ian Felce, pdf format

Manuscripts from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection

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

The Tale of Haldor,the Son of Snorri the Priestunfinished calligraphic manuscript; tale appears in same bound volume as the Catalogue of Morris's library

Catalogue of Morris's Books(illuminated ms.)

Manuscripts from the Morgan Library, New York

"Rhyme Slayeth Shame," Morgan Library, M A 925, fol. 57

The House of the Wolfings, manuscript 1888, Morgan Library M A 313

News from Nowhere, manscript images, first draft, Morgan Library Morris 13-14

News from Nowhere, fair copy, Morgan Library MA 4591

The Well at the World's End, manuscript images, 2 vols. Morgan Library M A 314

Manuscript draft, "The Wood Beyond the World," Morgan Library, New York

Beowulf, first draft, Morgan Library M A 312

The Story of Kormak the Son of Ogmund, Morgan Library M A 1894

Hafbur and Signy, fragment, Morgan Library M A 1894

Frithiof the Bold, fragment, Morgan Library M A 1894

Heimskringla, fragment, Morgan Library M A 1894

"Socialism from the Root Up," Morgan Library. Morris 10. [chapters 1-3 and 7, with some revisions and corrections by Morris]

The Story of Halfdan the Black, calligraphic manuscript, Morgan Library MA 3471

The Story of King Harald, calligraphic manuscript, MA 3471

Manuscripts from the Socialist League Archives, Amsterdam

Morris, William, 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.

Socialist League Archives, International Institute for Social Research, Amsterdam

Manuscripts from the Society of Antiquaries

Early draft, "The King's Son and the Carle's Son," images, Society of Antiquaries, London

Early draft, "The King's Son and the Carle's Son," transcription

Egil's Saga, Calligraphic Manuscript, Society of Antiquaries, M.S. 907

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

The Story of Lancelot of the Lake, Society of Antiquaries, rough translation draft MS 905.1 (fols. 1-166); 905.2 (folios 167-219), c. 1870-73

The Story of Lancelot of the Lake, Society of Antiquaries MS. 905.3 calligraphic manuscript, vol. 3 (fols. 1-307)

The Story of Lancelot of the Lake, Society of Antiquaries MS. 905.4, c. 1870-73, calligraphic manuscript, vol. 1 (fair copy of fols. 1-76 of 905.1 with minor rewordings)

The Story of Lancelot of the Lake, Transcription calligraphic manuscripts, c. 1870-73 Society of Antiquaries MS. 905.4 and 905.3

"The Story of the Ynglings," manuscript, Society of Antiquaries

Manuscript from the University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections

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

Manuscripts from the William Morris Gallery

"As this thin thread," fair autograph copy, WMG J153 [pdf]. Reproduced by a copyist in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,298B, f. 7.

"Love's Gleaning Tide," Athenaeum sent to printer, no changes; autograph Ms. copy WMG, J145 [pdf], signed W. M., dated August 28th, 1872.

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

"Love's Gleaning Tide," Athenaeum sent to printer, no changes; autograph Ms. copy WMG, J145 [pdf], signed W. M., dated August 28th, 1872.

October lyric of The Earthly Paradise, included in A Book of Verse, 1870, 9. Autograph in WMG J152 [pdf]

O fair gold goddess,William Morris Gallery, A. Ms. J150 [pdf] fair copy. Printed with notes by R. C. Ellison, English, 15 (1964): 100-102. The poem is signed “Vilhjálmar Vandraedaskáld,” Icelandic for “William the Troubled Skald." Another autograph is in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,318, f. 92 and 92v, on blue ruled paper.

"Silence and Pity," fair copied Morris autograph, William Morris Gallery, Ms. J149 [pdf], titled. Copyist’s version in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,298b, f. 8.

 

Other Art Works and Poetic Manuscripts:

Burne-Jones, Edward. Drawings for a projected edition of The Aeneids, Morgan Library.

Rossetti, D. G. "Rose Mary," Free Public Library of Philadelphia, images courtesy of Alexander Ames.

Rossetti, D. G. "The White Ship." Free Public Library of Philadelphia, images courtesy of Alexander Ames.

Rossetti, D. G. Sonnet to Coleridge and "The Leaf" by Leopardi. Free Public Library of Philadelphia, images courtesy of Alexander Ames.

 

 


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