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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones Collection


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

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Burne-Jones, Edward Coley

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.

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

No appraisal information is available.

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The collection is open for research.

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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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