Walker, Emery, 1851-1933

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English typographer and antiquarian.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1903 Oct. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586295

Walker was born on Apr. 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 Co.; in 1886, Walker cofounded the process and general engraving firm of Walker & Boutall, later Emery Walker, Ltd.; 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 Univ., 1924-5; was knighted in 1930; he died in Hammersmith, London on July 22, 1933.

From the description of Papers, 1890-1950. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40297842

British printer and engraver.

From the description of Sir Emery Walker correspondence, 1927 July 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981655

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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.

From the guide to the Emery Walker papers, 1890-1950, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1931 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933. Letters, 1918-1929, London, to [Philip D.] Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn University of Texas. Humanities Research Center. Catalogue cards for the Emery Walker collection (manuscripts) in the Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, 1983. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Guest, Emily, 1837-1919. Collection of autograph letters signed : London, etc., to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1890 June 22-1919 Nov. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kessler, Harry, Graf, 1868-1937. Count Harry Kessler letters, 1898-1937. Newberry Library
creatorOf Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937. Letters, 1922-1933, London. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957. Letters, 1910-1951, London and New York, etc., to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New Fairfield, to Henry Watson Kent, 1932 Mar. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Bernard Shaw letter to Sir Emery Walker [manuscript] 1924 June 28. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. Letters, 1887-1923. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926. Israel Zangwill collection of papers, 1895-1918. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Walter Wilson Greg papers, 1559-1959, 1905-1959 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Letters to Sir William Rothenstein from various correspondents, 1900-1945. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935. T.E. Lawrence Collection, 1912-1966. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Morris, Jane Alice (Jenny), 1861-. Autograph letter signed : Lyme Regis, Dorset. to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1897 Dec. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Arbuthnot, Malcolm, 1877-1967. George Bernard Shaw Collection. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn T. E. Lawrence Collection TXRC98-A3., 1912-1966 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Typed letter : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1917 Feb. 21-27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Typed copy of a letter : London, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1929-1932 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933. Papers, 1890-1950. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922. T.J. Cobden-Sanderson papers : and other materials, 1874-1984 (bulk 1884-1922). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Adams, Katharine, 1862-1952. Katharine Adams correspondence : and other material, circa 1898-1960. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, [1932] July 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. [Draft letter on Anglo-German relations]. University of Guelph
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Louis Arthur Holman collection of Keats iconography and related papers, 1752-1963. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936. Autograph letter signed with initials : the Lodge, Eton College, to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1933 Aug. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Henderson, Archibald, 1877-1963. Letters from Archibald Henderson [manuscript] 1921-24. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Isidore, of Seville, Saint, d. 636. De expositione histori[a]e manuscript, [11--]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Israel Zangwill collection of papers, 1895-1918 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Prideaux, S. T. (Sarah Treverbian),. S.T. Prideaux correspondence : and other material, 1894-1909. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933. Sir Emery Walker correspondence, 1927 July 13. Library of Congress
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : [Golder's Green], to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1950. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937. Letters, 1922-1933, London. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1932 July 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1929 Feb. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957. Letters, 1892-1934, London and New York, etc., to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933. Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1903 Oct. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933. Letter to Mrs. Abbey : London : ALS, 1920 Sept. 20. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn T. E. Lawrence papers, 1910-1961. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Geoffroy-Dechaume correspondence, 1907-1960. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ege, Otto F. Original leaves illustrating evolution of roman types. Indiana University
creatorOf Morris, William, 1834-1896. News from nowhere, or, An epoch of rest : being some chapters from a Utopian romance : autograph manuscript of a portion of the first draft, [1889-90]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Walsdorf, John J. [The Doves Press collection of Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon]. Multnomah County Library
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : Venice, to Henry Watson Kent, 1928 Sept. 27 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933. Letter to Thompson : London : ALS, 1924 July 21. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Doves Press. Doves Press catalogs, prospectuses, order forms and ephemera, between 1901 and 1916. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Jackson, Holbrook, 1874-1948. Letter, 1925 Nov. 19 : London, to Bernard Shaw, London. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Emmons, Earl H., 1888-. The Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers collection. Library of Congress
creatorOf Morris, William, 1834-1896. Papers of William Morris, 1839-1999. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Emery Walker papers, 1890-1950 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
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correspondedWith Adams, Katharine, 1862-1952. person
associatedWith Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Bullen, A. H. (Arthur Henry), 1857-1920. person
associatedWith Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922. person
associatedWith Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, person
associatedWith Dan H. Laurence Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Doves Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. corporateBody
correspondedWith Geoffroy-Dechaume, Charles. person
associatedWith Greg, W. W. (Walter Wilson), 1875-1959 person
associatedWith Guest, Emily, 1837-1919. person
associatedWith Henderson, Archibald, 1877-1963. person
associatedWith Holman, Louis A. (Louis Arthur), 1866-1939 person
associatedWith Isidore, of Seville, Saint, d. 636. person
associatedWith Jackson, Holbrook, 1874-1948. person
associatedWith James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936. person
associatedWith Kessler, Harry, Graf, 1868-1937. person
associatedWith Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. person
associatedWith Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935 person
associatedWith Morris, Jane Alice (Jenny), 1861- person
associatedWith Morris, William, 1834-1896. person
correspondedWith Orcutt, William Dana, 1870-1953 person
correspondedWith Prideaux, S. T. (Sarah Treverbian), person
associatedWith Proctor, Robert, b. 1868. person
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
correspondedWith Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 person
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
associatedWith Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937. person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. person
associatedWith Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926. person
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Great Britain
England
Subject
Printers--Archival resources
Fine books
Bookplates
Occupation
Printers--England--Archival resources
Engravers
Artists
Printer
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Birth 1851-04-02

Death 1933-07-22

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