William Morris Archive

'Art and Industry in the Fourteenth Century'


Bibliographic Citation

William Morris, “'Art and Industry in the Fourteenth Century',” William Morris Archive, accessed October 23, 2021, https://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/2488.

Title

'Art and Industry in the Fourteenth Century'
William Morris Literary Manuscripts, Vol. XXXVII (9)

Creator

William Morris

Date

1887

Publisher

British Library Add MS 45,331

Extent

ff. 210-232

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 Hammersmith Branch of the Socialist League at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, 15 May 1887. A different version, originally published in Time, January 1890, is printed in C.W., xxii, pp. 375-390. According to a note by May Morris (f. 209), the printed version was condensed from this MS., which is much longer. The condensed version was probably No. 13 of the list on f. 5, which is not in this collection. Le Mire, op. cit., p. 490, mistakenly states that a fragment of this lecture remains' in 45331-45332. [No. 9].