Finding Aid for the Emery Walker papers, 1890-1950

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Emery Walker papers
Date (inclusive): 1890-1950
Collection number: 710
Creator: Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933
Extent: 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 various persons.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: 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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. 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 Use and Reproduction

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Winifred A. Myers, purchase.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Emery Walker papers (Collection Number 710). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933--Archives.
Printers--England--Archival resources.


Container List

 

[Correspondence]

Note

Collection of letters to Emery Walker and his business associates from the following persons. Some with envelopes with mounted clippings giving biographic data.
Box 1

Archer, William, 1856-1924.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Bain, Francis William, 1863-1940.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Bateson, William, 1861-1926.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Desant, Annie (Wood), 1847-1933.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943.

Physical Description: 5 letters.
Box 1

Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen, 1840-1922.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Bridges, Robert Seymour, 1844-1930.

Physical Description: 5 letters.
Box 1

Bryce, James Bryce, viscount, 1832-1922.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Burne-Jones, Georgiana (Macdonald) lady, d. 1920.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Burns, John, 1858-1943.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Butler, Henry Montagu, 1833-1918.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley George Benet, 1886- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Colvin, Sir Sidney, 1845-1927.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Crane, Walter, 1845-1915.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

De Morgan, William Frend, 1839-1917.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Dillon, Erich Fitzgerald Dillon, viscount, 1881-1946.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Dobson, Austin, 1840-1921.

Physical Description: 7 letters.
Box 1

Dodgson, Campbell, 1867- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Duff, Edward Gordon, 1863-1924.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Dunn, George.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Esdaile, Arundell James Kennedy, 1880-1956.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Foote, G.W.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Fonman [Forman?], Harry Buxton, 1842-1917.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Frampton, Sir George James, 1860-1928.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Frazer, Sir James George, 1854-1941.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Gilson, Julius Parnell, 1868-1929.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Gleichen, Feodora Georgina Maud Gleichen, lady, 1861-1922.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Gosse, Edmund William, 1849-1928.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Granville-Barker, Harley, 1877-1946.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Holyrod, Sir Charles, 1861-1917.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Image, Selwyn, 1849-1930.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Jackson, Henry, 1839-1921.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

James, Montague Rhodes, 1862-1936.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

John, Augustus Edwin, 1878- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Jones, Henry Arthur, 1851-1929.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Kropotkin, Prince Petr Aleksievich, 1834-1921.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Lavery, Sir John, 1856-1941.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Lee, Sir Sidney, 1859-1926.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Llewellyn, Sir William, 1863-1941.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Lutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer, 1869-1944.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Macaulay, George Campbell, 1852-1915.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Macnamara, Thomas James, 1861-1931.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Madan, Francis Falconer, 1851-1935.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Masefield, John, 1878- .

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Morley, John Morley, viscount, 1839-1923.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Morris, William, 1834-1896.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1

Morrison, George Earnest, 1862-1920.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Nash, Paul, 1889-1946.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

New, Edmund Hort, 1871-1931.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

O'Dwyer, Sir Michael Francis, 1864-1940.

Physical Description: 5 letters.
Box 1

Palgrove, Robert Harry Inglis, 1827-1919.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Parmoor, Charles Alfred Cripps, baron, 1852-1941.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Pollard, Alfred William, 1859-1944.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Proctor, Robert George Collier, 1868-1903.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Prothero, Sir George Walter, 1848-1922.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Roberts of Kandahar, Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1832-1914.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Robertson, Walford Graham, 1867-1948.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Shipley, Sir Arthur Everett, 1861-1927.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Sims, Charles, 1873-1928.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Skeat, Walter William, 1835-1912.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Thompson, silvanus Phillips, 1851-1920.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Ward, Mary Augusta (Arnold), 1851-1920.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Warner, George Frederic, 1845-1936.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Webb, Philip, 1831-1915.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1

Wyatt, Alfred John, 1858- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.