William Morris

Standard Name: Morris, William


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Cultural formation Eva Gore-Booth
EGB came from a Protestant family but broke with that tradition in favour of many other spiritual pursuits. Biographer Gifford Lewis writes: even before her teens she had become, in Christian terms, godless and her...
Cultural formation H. D.
HD's interest in spiritualism is perhaps traceable to her Moravian background as well as to the yogi books given to her by Ezra Pound when she was a teenager. During the Second World War she...
Cultural formation Hannah Cullwick
To all eyes she lived as Munby's servant; she often still slept in the basement kitchen. In the evenings, however, she played the role of a lady wife, sitting with Munby in the parlour, conversing...
Education Sylvia Pankhurst
SP grew up amidst the political discussions of her parents' home. An intimate friend, politician Keir Hardie , later remarked of this informal education: So that is what is the matter with you! You heard...
Education Mary Agnes Hamilton
During her studies at Cambridge, MAH met Lady Burne-Jones , who read to her from the letters of her husband Edward Burne-Jones and of William Morris as well as the poetry of Morris . She...
Education H. D.
Following her withdrawal from Bryn Mawr, HD (with Pound 's assistance) embarked on an intensive independent study programme that lasted for five years. During this period she read and studied writers such as William Morris
Education Constance Smedley
After this she became a star student
Brockington, Grace. “&A World Fellowship&: The Founding of the International Lyceum Club for Women Artists and Writers”. Lyceum Club.
at the Birmingham School of Art, an even more exciting arena for adventure.
Smedley, Constance, and Maxwell Armfield. Crusaders. Chatto & Windus, 1912.
Again her memoirs lovingly enumerate the names of her teachers, fellow-students (divided...
Family and Intimate relationships Katharine Bruce Glasier
KBG was devastated by her husband's death, but later she began to experience visions of his continuing presence (as she did of her son's presence after he too died).
Kelly, Gary, and Edd Applegate, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 190. Gale Research, 1998.
Glasier, Katharine Bruce. The Glen Book. London.
John Bruce Glasier had...
Family and Intimate relationships Dante Gabriel Rossetti
DGR met the woman who became known professionally as Fanny Cornforth in 1856, when she began to sit for him for paintings including an unfinished study of a fallen woman or prostitute entitled Found...
Family and Intimate relationships Florence Farr
FF is now probably best remembered for her personal and professional relationships with two literary men, Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats . It seems that she met Shaw at William Morris 's house in...
Friends, Associates Algernon Charles Swinburne
After leaving Eton , he met Lady Pauline and Walter Trevelyan , who became longtime friends and supporters. At Oxford he was first introduced to the Pre-Raphaelites , and he forged friendships with Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Friends, Associates Susan Tweedsmuir
ST 's parents made connections through friendship as remarkable as those made for them by family descent. Her mother was a friend of many writers and intellectuals of both sexes, including Marie Belloc Lowndes ,...
Friends, Associates Katharine Tynan
Among those who frequented KT 's salon were George Russell (Æ), Irish Nationalist and Fenian leader John O'Leary , Gaelic scholar and revivalist Douglas Hyde (founder of the Gaelic League , 1893), and George Sigerson
Friends, Associates Katharine Bruce Glasier
Her involvement in socialist circles led her to acquaintance with Sidney and Beatrice Webb , Edward Hulton (editor of the Sunday Chronicle), and Robert Blatchford , for whom she wrote several articles.
Thompson, Laurence. The Enthusiasts. Victor Gollancz Limited, 1971.
Friends, Associates Ethel Lilian Voynich
Stepniak and his work, including Underground Russia, 1883, were influential in ELV 's personal life and career.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Gray, Anne, and Pam Blevins. The World of Women in Classical Music. WordWorld Publications, 2007, pp. 876 -77.
He taught her Russian, pushed her to continue writing, and was the first to introduce her...


The Chiswick Press was established by Charles Wittingham the Elder , when he moved his printing works to Chiswick; the name stayed when the press moved back into central London.
1 January 1856
The first issue of the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine was published; it sold for a shilling.
22 March 1857
The death by arsenic poisoning of her lover, shipping clerk Emile L'Angelier , led to the prominent trial for murder of Madeleine Smith , daughter of an affluent Glasgow architect.
March 1858
William Morris published his first volume of poetry, The Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems.
Frederick Startridge Ellis began his publishing career by issuing (in a single volume) parts one and two of William Morris 's poem or series of poems The Earthly Paradise.
The Royal School of Art Needlework was founded by Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein , daughter of Queen Victoria (formerly known as Princess Helena).
Arthur Lasenby Liberty opened a shop, the present Liberty's , at 218a Regent Street, London, and imported soft oriental fabrics, kimonos, and fans; he also persuaded British manufacturers to print oriental designs on soft...
The Kyrle Society (founded by Octavia Hill in 1877) held its first public meeting, which Emilie Barrington described some years later in a letter to The Times.
Charles Henry Olive Daniel 's Daniel Press offered its first book for sale.
William Morris published with Reeves of London the first of his Chants for Socialists: No 1. The Day is Coming.
December 1884
Eleanor Marx , William Morris , and Edward Aveling were among those who formed the Socialist League after abandoning the Social Democratic Federation in protest over H. M. Hyndman 's leadership.
November 1886-January 1887
William Morris published A Dream of John Ball in his socialist journal, Commonweal. It appeared in volume form in 1888.
William Morris published his prose romanceA Tale of the House of the Wolfings.
January-October 1890
William Morris published News from Nowhere in Commonweal.
William Morris published his collection Poems by the Way at his own Kelmscott Press .