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Manuscripts Written and Illuminated by William Morris

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Manuscripts written and illuminated by William Morris, consisting of:
  1. Manuscripts of 'The story of the dwellers at Eyr', incomplete
  2. Fragments of 'Ogier the Dane', The Arabian nights, and 'The story of Harold Hairfair'
  3. Manuscript of 'The story of Hen Thorir'
  4. Manuscript of 'The story of the banded men'
  5. Manuscript of chapters 1-35 of 'The story of the Volsungs and the Niblungs'
  6. Fragments of 'The story of Gunnlaug the Work-tongue and Raven the Skald'
  7. Manuscript of 'Hafbur and Signy'
  8. Drafts of chapters 1-2 of 'The story of the Volungs and the Niblungs'
  9. The odes of Horace

Dates

  • [c. 1870-1876]

Extent

9 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 265].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 265, d. 265-268, e. 233/1-2, g. 59; Lat. class. e. 38

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13245

Biographical / Historical

William Morris (1834-1896) was a poet, artist and socialist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were given to the Library in 1939.

Related Materials

See also Lectures of William Morris, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Don. c. 29-30).
Title
Manuscripts Written and Illuminated by William Morris
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom