Ashbee, C.R. (Charles Robert), 1863-1942

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British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000410.0x000320

Ashbee was an English architect, city planner, designer and utopian socialist. He was the founder of the Guild of Handicraft in London, an experimental workshop in the English Arts and Crafts movement. In 1917, he was invited by the British military governor to advise on town planning in Jerusalem and report on its local crafts and industries.

From the description of Report by Mr. C. R. Ashbee on the arts and crafts of Jerusalem and district, 1918. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 82910951

Charles Robert Ashbee was born in 1863, read History at King's College 1883-86, and trained as an architect under G.F. Bodley. In 1888 he founded the Guild and School of Handicrafts, first in East London and then in Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire, and he established the Essex House Press in 1898. He was Civic Adviser in Jerusalem 1919-22, and did much to promote interest in civic architecture and town planning as well as in decorative craftwork and design. His other great interest was in romantic socialism. He died 23rd May 1942.

From the guide to the The Papers of Charles Robert Ashbee, 1689-1988, (King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge)

English architect.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Col. Prideaux, 1899 July 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131588

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creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received, A-N by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. Albrecht Dürer's Geometry : manuscript translation of the 1538 edition of Underweysung der Mussung, ca. 1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn The Papers of Charles Robert Ashbee, 1689-1988 King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
creatorOf Ashbee, C. R. (Charles Robert), 1863-1942. Letter, 1930, April 15, Godden Green, England, to Philip D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf ASHBEE, CHARLES ROBERT. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ashbee, C. R. (Charles Robert), 1863-1942. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Col. Prideaux, 1899 July 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cook, C. Donald (Charles Donald), 1923-. Frank Lloyd Wright collection : archival material, 1940-1990. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Ashbee, C. R. (Charles Robert), 1863-1942. Letter, July 1922, Jerusalem, to H.G. Rugg. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf COCKERELL PAPERS. Vol. LXXXI (ff. 259). A-Bag.includes:ff. 1-15 Gertrude Abbey, wife of E Abbey, American artist: Letters, partly on behalf of her husband, to S. C. Cockerell: 1925-1930.ff. 16-22 Major John Roland Abbey, book collector, d.1969: L... British Library
referencedIn Stansky, Peter, 1932-. Research materials pertaining to C.R. Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft, 1884-1942. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1902-1983. Nikolaus Pevsner papers, 1919-1979. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Ashbee, C. R. (Charles Robert), 1863-1942. Report by Mr. C. R. Ashbee on the arts and crafts of Jerusalem and district, 1918. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. Letters, 1900-1924. UNH Durham, Dimond Library
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fine Press Printing Ephemera Collection, 1898-2010, 1924-1948 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsGraphic Arts Collection
creatorOf The Papers of Charles Robert Ashbee, 1689-1988 King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
creatorOf Ashbee, C. R. (Charles Robert), 1863-1942. C.R. Ashbee and the Guild of handicraft. The Claremont Colleges, Claremont University Consortium
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associatedWith Ashbee Charles Robert person
associatedWith Ashbee family family
associatedWith Ashbee Janet Elizabeth person
associatedWith Cook, C. Donald (Charles Donald), 1923- person
associatedWith Dennis, Seth, Mrs, person
associatedWith Dickinson Goldsworthy Lowes person
associatedWith Essex House Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1902-1983. person
associatedWith Prideaux, William Francis, 1840-1914, person
associatedWith Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections. corporateBody
correspondedWith Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 person
associatedWith Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
associatedWith Stansky, Peter, 1932- person
associatedWith Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916. person
associatedWith Trevelyan Robert Calverley person
associatedWith Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. person
associatedWith Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. person
associatedWith Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1869-1959. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Jerusalem
Subject
Arts and crafts movement
Arts surveys
Occupation
Printer
Function
Architects
Designers

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Birth 1863-05-17

Death 1942-05-23

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English

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