William Morris (1834-1896)
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.
- 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