Scope and Content
Title: Emery Walker papers
Date (inclusive): 1890-1950
Collection number: 710
Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Sir Emery Walker (1851-1933) cofounded the process and general engraving firm of Walker & Boutall (later Emery Walker, Limited)
and the Kelmscott Press with William Morris. Walker later helped found the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society (1888), and
was elected to the committee of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. He was also the secretary to the Hammersmith
branch of the Socialist movement, cofounded the Doves Press (1900), and was the Sandars reader in bibliography at Cambridge
University (1924-1925). The collection consists of business correspondence to Emery Walker and his business associates from
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
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Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Winifred A. Myers, purchase.
[Identification of item], Emery Walker papers (Collection Number 710). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, UCLA.
Walker was born on April 2, 1851 in Paddington, London, England; attended St. Mark's College, Chelsea, and at age 14 began
a succession of laborious occupations; met Alfred Dawson who had perfected a form of etching known as glyptography; joined
him in 1873 at the Typographic Etching Company; in 1886, Walker cofounded the process and general engraving firm of Walker
& Boutall, later Emery Walker, Limited; met William Morris; out of their talks and experiments came the Kelmscott Press, of
which Walker was for a time a virtual partner; Walker helped found the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in 1888, and was
elected to the committee of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; became secretary to the Hammersmith branch
of the Socialist movement; in 1900 he cofounded the Doves Press; became Sandars reader in bibliography at Cambridge University,
1924-1925; was knighted in 1930; he died in Hammersmith, London on July 22, 1933.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of letters to Emery Walker and his business associates from various persons. Most of the letters are concerned
with business. Correspondents include Hillaire Belloc, Laurence Binyon, Edward Gordon Craig, Edmund William Gosse, Harley
Granville-Barker, George Campbell Macaulay, and John Masefield.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933--Archives.