Socialist League - Hammersmith Branch


"An Unpublished Lecture of William Morris: 'How Shall We Live Then?'", Meier, Paul, International Review of Social History, (1971)

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

Bibliograpy of Morris's Contributions to Justice and Commonweal 1883-1890, from Political Writings: Contributions to Justice and Commonweal 1883-1890, ed. and intro. Nicholas Salmon, Bristol: Thoemmes Press.

“From the Archive: William Morris’s ‘Communism—i. e. Property: A Partly Unpublished Essay,” edited by Florence Boos, William Morris Society U. S. Newsletter, Summer 2009

"Help for the Miners" ("The Deeper Meaning of the Struggle: To the Editor"), Daily Chronicle, November 10, 1893, William Morris Gallery (WMG) K1558.

"How I Became a Socialist," London: Twentieth Century Press, 1896

"Notes on News," Commonweal, on pit-brow women and Chamberlain's vote against a Home Rule bill, autograph, 1886

Our Country, Right or Wrong, by William Morris, edited by Florence Boos. London: William Morris Society, 2008 

Signs of Change: Lectures on Socialism, Commonweal, 1888. Text presented is from Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896

Socialist Diary, edited and annotated by Florence Boos, 1982 (

Socialist Diary, first published in the History Workshop Journal, Issue 13, Spring 1982

"'Socialism' and 'What We Have to Look For': Two Unpublished Morris Essays," Journal of William Morris Studies 19.1, Winter 2010

Socialism: Its Growth and Outcome, Morris, William and E. Belfort Bax, London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1896. Revised with preface and introduction from "Socialism from the Root Up," Commonweal, 1886-1888. Available through

"Useful Work versus Useless Toil," London: Hammersmith Socialist Society, 1893

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

“William Morris’s ‘Commercial War’: A Critical Edition,” edited by Florence Boos, Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, no. 19 (winter 2010): 45-65

"William Morris's 'Equality': A Critical Edition," Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies No.22 (Fall 2015): 9-28


"An Old Fable Retold," John Burns Collection, British Library Ms. 46,289. Photograph courtesy of Frank C. Sharp

An Account of Three Socialist Lectures, Huntington Library, HM 6446

Early political essay, Cheltenham Library

Early political essay 2, Cheltenham Library

Essays on Socialism, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,333.

Socialism Up to Date (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. Pdf of manuscript

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

Letter from Charles Rowley describing Morris's lectures to the Ancoats Brotherhood, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,347

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

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

"Our Representatives," Private Collection, Image Courtesy of Greg Vigers

Socialist Diary, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,332, 1887

Socialist Diary British Library Additional Manuscript 45,335

"True and False Society," Huntington Library HM 6420

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

Untitled paragraph on the Pit-Brow Women, University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections Ms M8778ha 

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

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