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Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell Papers 1949-1981
HM 63186-63262  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing: Subjects
  • Indexing: Added Entries

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sir Sidney Carlyle Cockerell papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1981
    Collection number: HM 63186-63262
    Creator: Hughes, Muriel J.
    Extent: one box
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    San Marino, California 91108
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    Sir Sidney Carlyle Cockerell Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated by Muriel J. Hughes on June 23, 1981. The Acquisition number is 873.
    There are no restrictions on access.
    The collection numbers 77-cataloged items of correspondence and ephemera.
    The collection makes up one box.
    The collection dates are 1949-1981.
    The call numbers are HM 63186 - 63262.

    Biographical Note

    Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell was born on July 16, 1867. He married Florence Kate Kingsford (d. 1949) in 1907, and had two daughters and one son. From 1889-1892, he worked as a coal merchant before going to work as a secretary to William Morris and the Kelmscott press 1892-1898. Between 1900-1904, he was in a partnership with Sir Emery Walker. At the age of 70, Cockerell retired after being the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for 30 years (1908-1937). Just before and a couple years after leaving the Fitzwilliam Museum, he was the European Adviser to Felton Trustees of National Gallery of Victoria, 1936-1939. During his long career, he was Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1910-1916, and of Downing College, 1932-1937. He was the literary executor of William Morris, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, and Thomas Hardy. He was knighted in 1934 by the King of England. He was Hon. Litt. D. Cambridge; and Hon. Fellow of Downing College since 1937. For the last 10 years of his life, he was confined to his bed after heart problems. He died on May 1, 1962.

    Scope and Content Note

    The collection contains correspondence and ephemera from and about Sir Sydney Cockerell. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically, and correspondence covers the years 1949-1965. The recipient of these letters is Muriel J. Hughes, an American scholar who met Sir Sydney Cockerell through a mutual friend. Muriel J. Hughes corresponded with both Cockerell and later his secretary Dorothy Hawksley. The majority of the correspondence is from Sydney Cockerell to Muriel J. Hughes. Some of the letters were dictated to and written by Dorothy Hawksley for Cockerell, who signed each letter. The letters from May 1962-1965 are from Dorothy Hawksley to Muriel J. Hughes after Cockerell's death.
    In a few of his letters, Sir Sydney Cockerell mentions his son, Christopher, who: invented the Hovercraft. Sydney Cockerell also occasionally mentions well-known British celebrities, such as Bernard Shaw.

    Indexing: Subjects

    Blunt, Wilfrid, 1901-. Cockerell: Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, friend of Ruskin and William Morris and director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1964, Feb. 14. HM 63254.
    Blunt, Wilfrid, 1901-. Cockerell: Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, friend of Ruskin and William Morris and director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1964, Dec. 26. HM 63255.
    Cockerell, Christopher, Sir, 1910-1999.In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1959, Sept. 22. HM 63216.
    Cockerell, Christopher, Sir, 1910-1999. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1959, Oct 2. HM 63217.
    Cockerell, Christopher, Sir, 1910-1999. In Christopher Cockerell: Inventor of the Hovercraft, The Observer Profile, 1962, Aug. 5. In Ephemera folder, HM 63262.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1959, Oct. 2. HM 63243.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1959, Oct. 26. HM 63244.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1960, Jan. 5. HM 63245.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1960, Jan. 15. HM 63246.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1960, Jan. 23. HM 63247.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1960, Feb. 13. HM 63248.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1960, Aug. 12. HM 63249.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1962, Jan. 10. HM 63252.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. In Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1962, May 6. HM 63253.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. In Muriel J. Hughes, letter to The Huntington Library, 1981, May 24. HM 63257.
    Guiness, Alec, 1914-. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1960, July 26. HM 63226.
    Hawksley, Dorothy Webster, 1884-1970.Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962). In The Illustrated London New, 1964, Jan. 4. In Ephemera folder, HM 63262.
    Keats House. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1952,Sept. 6. HM 63198.
    Kelmscott Press, Chaucer. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1959, Feb. HM 63210.
    Kingsford, F. (Florence). In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1949, Oct. HM 63189.
    Kingsford, F. (Florence). In Obituary, The Times, 1949, Sept. 24 and 27. In Ephemera folder, HM 63259.
    Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1949, Nov. 19. HM 63190.
    Miller, Betty, 1910-1965. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1953, Mar. 30. HM 63202.
    Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1951, Feb. HM 63194.
    Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1960, Feb. 16. HM 63223.
    Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1960, Mar. HM 63224.
    Standard, Paul, 1900-. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1960, Jan. 25. HM 63221.

    Indexing: Added Entries

    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. Introduction for reprint of J. W. Mackail's Life of William Morris. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1949, Nov. 19. HM 63190.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. Good Handwriting. In Sydney Cockerell, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1951, Feb. 13. HM 63194.
    Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. Note sent to Muriel J. Hughes. On Dorothy Hawksley, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1960, Jan. 15. HM 63246.
    Hughes, Muriel Joy, 1903-? Handwritten note. On Sir Sydney Carlyle, letter to Muriel J. Hughes, 1959, June 24. HM 63211.