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Sydney Carlyle Cockerell Letters

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962.
Title: Sydney Carlyle Cockerell Letters
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1958
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Three letters of the English book collector and museum director. Two are to John S. Mayfield of Syracuse University.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962) was an English book collector and an authority on illuminated manuscripts. Active in literary circles, he was private secretary to William Morris (thereby becoming a major collector of Kelmscott Press books) and was Thomas Hardy's executor. For thirty years (1908-1937) he was Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Sydney Carlyle Cockerell Letters consists of three letters of the English book collector and museum director. Two are to John S. Mayfield of Syracuse University. The third is to an unknown person, C----blatt. The 1946 letter includes a note on William Morris' aims in founding the Kelmscott Press.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962.
Morris, William, 1834-1896.

Corporate Bodies

Kelmscott Press.

Genres and Forms

Correspondence.

Occupations

Book collectors.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Sydney Carlyle Cockerell Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

1946 letter, gift of George and Lena Arents, 1973.

Other letters, gift of John S. Mayfield.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: KM
Date: Dec 1996
Revision history: 13 May 2010 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Inventory

Correspondence
SC 142 "Dear C---blatt" 31 Dec 1946
SC 142 Mayfield, John S. 30 May 1958; 20 Jun 1958

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