Collection Level Description: Manuscripts Written and Illuminated by William Morris
Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 265, d. 265-8, e. 233/1-2, g. 59; Lat. class. e. 38
Title: Manuscripts Written and Illuminated by William Morris
Dates of Creation: [c. 1870-6]
Extent: 9 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English
William Morris (1834-1896) was a poet, artist and socialist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Scope and Content
Manuscripts written and illuminated by William Morris, consisting of:
- Manuscripts of 'The story of the dwellers at Eyr', incomplete
- Fragments of 'Ogier the Dane', The Arabian nights, and 'The story of Harold Hairfair'
- Manuscript of 'The story of Hen Thorir'
- Manuscript of 'The story of the banded men'
- Manuscript of chapters 1-35 of 'The story of the Volsungs and the Niblungs'
- Fragments of 'The story of Gunnlaug the Work-tongue and Raven the Skald'
- Manuscript of 'Hafbur and Signy'
- Drafts of chapters 1-2 of 'The story of the Volungs and the Niblungs'
- The odes of Horace
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were given to the Library in 1939.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a
valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the
Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43700-708.
Related Units of Description
See also Lectures of William Morris.
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Morris | William | 1834-1896 | Poet Artist and Socialist
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