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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, 1833-1898

Edward Coley Burne-Jones, English painter and designer, was a friend of William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who influenced him in his art.

The collection contains 48 letters by Burne-Jones to his daughter, Margaret Burne-Jones (1866-1953), who married J. W. MacKail, a biographer of William Morris, in 1888. Some of the letters mention Morris, a fellow Pre-Raphaelite artist, and many letters contain drawings. Also present are a few miscellaneous letters including a Burne-Jones letter to his son, Philip, and a letter (1885) by Bram Stoker to Burne-Jones.

An addition includes a letter from Henry Stanley to Burne-Jones, and fifteen letters to his daughter Mrs. Mackail or her husband, J. W. Mackail, relating to Burne-Jones. Among the correspondents are Sir William Fletcher Barrett, Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee, Archibald Forbes, Benjamin Jowett, and George Wyndham. Also included are an autograph note from Burne-Jones to the model Augusta Jones, two letters to unidentified recipients, and a letter from Mrs. Burne-Jones, Lady Georgiana, to a "Mr. French," dated October 4, 1907. There are also 6 letters to Francis Hueffer and 2 letters to Cosmo Monkhouse.

Arranged roughly chronologically.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

This is an open collection for accessions relationg to Burne-Jones.

Six autograph letters (1871-1879) by Burne-Jones to Francis Hueffer, one ALS (1897) by Georgiana Burne-Jones to his wife Cathy Hueffer, two autograph letters (1893-1894) by Burne-Jones to Cosmo Monkhouse, two TLsS (1893-1894) by E. L. Burlingame (Scribners) to Monkhouse were purchased in 2013 by the Richard M. Ludwig Fund, established in 2001 by Michael Spence, Class of 1966.

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Letters to Margaret Burne-Jones, 1882-1898. 13 folders.
Physical Description

13 folders

Signed Note from Edward Coley Burne-Jones to Augusta Jones, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence of Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1881-1896. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence relating to Burne-Jones or his family, 1885-1940. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter from Georgiana Burne-Jones to Mr. French, 1907 October 4. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Francis Hueffer, 1871-1879. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Cosmo Monkhouse, 1893-1894. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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