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MORRIS, William (1834-1896). Artist and poet.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to his friend and publisher F S Ellis, 4 pages 8vo, one (from Burne-Jones's house) in pencil, undated. Spike-filing holes.
The letter in ink evidently dates from 1878 or soon thereafter, as it invites Ellis to lunch at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, evidently for the first time, and gives detailed instructions on how to find it.
'... the nearest station (4 minutes walk) is Shaftesbury Rd: Kew & Richmond line: 3 white lights mark the trains on the district railway, 2 white and a blue on the Metropolitan ... or the Hammersmith bus would put you down at River Court Rd ... PS the house is towards the E end of the Mall & has many green luffer shutters on it.'
The letter in pencil from The Grange asks Ellis for 'the Botticelli facsimiles' to be sent up:
'I am sorry to say that I find Jones very ill today he is abed & bored: I have been telling him about the Botticelli facsimiles, & he says it would amuse & console him if he could see them ...'
[No: 6591]


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