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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

Administrative/Biographical History

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:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were given to the Library in 1939.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Further Information

Finding Aids

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.

Access Points

Illumination of books and manuscripts


Morris | William | 1834-1896 | Poet Artist and Socialist

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