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Old 10-02-2017, 04:50 PM
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Default Letter From William Morris to William Wess

Hello all,

I am watching now a recorded British Antiques Roadshow originally aired from Walthamstow Town Hall in 2014, and was shocked to see up for evaluation a letter from William Morris to William Wess...brought in by a Wess descendant...explaining why he couldnt see fundraising under the guise of his being an anarchist for his old friend, because what he perceived as anarchist values were unlike his own, which were more toward socialist ideals.

I wondered immediately if this letter was his turning down speaking at a meeting at Wess's anarchist club on Sept 30th, 1888. The appraiser didnt seem to recognize the name Wess in context with another great story of the LV Era.

Has anyone heard of this letter before?
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:33 AM
Joshua Rogan Joshua Rogan is offline
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I found this letter to Wolf Wess from 1889.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...20wess&f=false

The one you are asking about may be in an earlier collection of Morris' letters, vol 2 part B, which covers 1885-1888.

If you scroll down a page or two there's a photo of Wess.

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