William Morris (1834-1896)

William Morris, 1890s

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William Morris, born in Walthamstow, Great Britain 1834, died in Hammersmith, Great Britain 1896; socialist, poet, artist and architect; founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1877; member of the Democratic Federation in 1883; cofounder and leader of the Socialist League in 1884, financed its organ Commonweal; author of many socialist tracts and pamphlets; withdrew from the Socialist League when the anarchists took over in 1890; founded his own publishing company, the Kelmscott Press in 1893; active in organizing guilds of designers and decorative craftsmen.

The IISH presents its William Morris manuscript collection on the Internet. Left out are those pages without text.
Manuscripts (average filesize 130 Kb):

How shall we live then? [n.d.], 18 pages

As to bribing excellence [n.d.], 5 pages

Why I am a communist [n.d.], 10 pages

Fragment of a letter to May Morris upon Morris' death (c. 1896), 1 page

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