William Morris Society

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A portrait of William Morris (1834–1896) painted by George Frederic Watts in 1870.

The William Morris Society was founded in 1955 in London, England.[1] The Society’s office and museum are in the basement and coach house of Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, Morris’s London home for the last 18 years of his life.[2]

The Society aims to make more well-known the life and work of the Victorian designer, artist, writer, and socialist, William Morris (1834–1896) and his associates. The Society's programmes involve branches in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Activities include conferences, educational activities, lectures, museum visits, social events, and tours. The Society also publishes books and pamphlets dealing with the life and work of Morris, a quarterly members' newsletter and, twice a year, the Journal of William Morris Studies (founded in 1961 as the Journal of the William Morris Society).[3]

The associated William Morris Society of Canada was founded in 1981[4] and is based in Toronto, Ontario.

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  1. ^ "About the William Morris Society". William Morris Society (UK). Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "William Morris Society". Time Out (London). Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Journal of William Morris Studies". William Morris Society (UK). Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "About the Society: What the Society offers". William Morris Society of Canada. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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