Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age

The William Morris Society’s AGM and talk by Professor Florence Boos

May 18, 2019 14.00-16.00 at The Coach House, Kelmscott House

The Society’s AGM will take place on Saturday 18 May at 14.00, and will be followed at 15.00 by a free talk from Professor Florence Boos:

Morris’s Uncollected Essays: From Liberal Party Speaker to Socialist Elder Statesman

At his death Morris left behind an amazing array of manuscripts, including unpublished poems, translations and socialist essays, as well as uncollected essays and poems which had appeared in contemporary periodicals such as Liberty.  After briefly detailing the fates of these materials and why some were never issued in print, this talk will examine an interesting series of uncollected political essays ranging from Morris’s earliest political talks to several reflective lectures and articles composed in his final years.

Professor Florence Boos teaches at the University of Iowa and is a former president of the William Morris Society in the United States and general editor of the William Morris Archive.

All members are welcome; please register your attendance in advance through the link below.

Please note the museum and coach house will be closed to other visitors for the afternoon.

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