William Morris Archive

'Some Hints on House Decoration'


Bibliographic Citation

William Morris , “'Some Hints on House Decoration',” William Morris Archive, accessed October 23, 2021, https://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/2483.

Title

'Some Hints on House Decoration'
William Morris Literary Manuscripts, Vol. XXXVII (4)

Creator

William Morris

Date

1880

Publisher

British Library Add MS 45,331 (4)

Subject

Lectures and addresses on artistic subjects

Extent

ff. 88-125

Description

Lectures and addresses on artistic subjects. The items in 45331, 45332 are arranged in the order given in the list (ff. 1-8), which is possibly in the hand of Jenny Morris, with notes by May Morris. Since not all of these listed items are in the present collection, the list numbers are quoted in square brackets after each article. The note (f. 1) 'Sent to W. R. Lethaby 15 Dec. 97' refers to an attempt by Sir Sydney Cockerell to get Lethaby to edit the art lectures (Briggs, op. cit., p. 5).
Lecture delivered to the Trades Guild of Learning at the hall of the Society of Arts, London, 13 Nov. 1880; written, according to May Morris ( C.W., xxi, p. 81 footnote) 'in or before 1879'. This MS. differs from the version printed as 'Making the Best of It' in C.W., xxii, pp. 81-118. [No. 4].