Contents and Arrangement

Letters to Francis Hueffer, 1871-1879

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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.

Collection History



Custodial History:

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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

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.

Credit this material:

Letters to Francis Hueffer; Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones Collection, C0739, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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