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      GB/NNAF/P6024
Cockerell, Sir Sydney Carlyle (1867-1962) Knight

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born at Brighton (16 July 1867); won a scholarship to St Paul's school (1882-1884); joined the family firm of George J Cockerell & Sons as clerk (1884); became a partner (1889); accepted an offer to catalogue William Morris' books and manuscripts (1891) and became secretary to the Kelmscott Press (until 1895); secretary to Wilfred Scawen Blunt and advisor to Henry Yates Thompson; went into partnership with Sir Emery Walker; married (Florence) Kate Kingsford (1907) and had two daughters and one son; director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1908-1937); Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge (1910-1916) and of Downing College Cambridge (1932-1937) and was subsequently honorary Fellow; knighted (1934); European advisor to the Felton trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (1936); retired to Kew (1937); died at his home in Kew (1 May 1962)

Thesaurus
MUSEUM DIRECTORS
PUBLISHERS
TYPOGRAPHERS

Relationships
Associate relationship with Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen (1840-1922)
Cockerell was his secretary and factotum

Associate relationship with Walker, Sir Emery (1851-1933) Knight
Partner

Associate relationship with Kelmscott Press, (1874-1902)
Secretary to Kelmscott Press


Archival Resources
Number noted: 129

Autograph letter, 8/6/1904
Held at: Birmingham City Archives
Document reference: MS 135

Letter from William Downing at the Chaucer Head Library and Bookshop, Birmingham, nd
Held at: Birmingham City Archives
Document reference: MS 1366/B/6/p179

Letters (3) and Kelmscott Press prospectus sent to William Downing at the Chaucer Head Library and Bookshop, Birmingham, 1896-1899
Held at: Birmingham City Archives
Document reference: MS 1366/B/4 p26, B/5 p119-121

Correspondence (112 items), 1904-56
Held at: Boston Public Library
Other information: NUC MS 65-7
Comments: Access by appointment only

Autograph, 1939
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 54318 f. 9

Card from E M Webb, 1925
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 71215 f. 9

Card from M Schechter, 1919
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 71214 f. 244

Christmas cards from C F Shaw, 1913-1940
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 52752 ff. 222, 282, 296

Correspondence and papers, 1881-1962
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 52623-52773

Correspondence with Charles Ricketts, 1893-1931
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add.Mss.52746
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Correspondence with K Adams, 1901-1946
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 71213-71217

Diaries and correspondence (80 volumes), 1886-1962
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MSS 45926-27, 52623-773
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Diaries, 1886-1962
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 52623-52702

Letter to 'Michael Field', 1903
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 45851 f. 172

Letter to 'The Times' relating to Byron, Shelley and Keats items in J Wilks's sale in 1851, 1930
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Ashley B317 f. 71

Letter to - Longman [Copy], 1911
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 45347 f. 49

Letter to A C Swinburne, 1905
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Ashley 4404 f. ii

Letter to A Fea, 1941
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 49378 f. 208

Letter to Alida Monro, 1926
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 57752 f. 12

Letter to Dr Reid, 1910
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 70781 B f. 4

Letter to E F Strange, 1909
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 60662 f. 112

Letter to E G Millar, 1946
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 54229 f. iii

Letter to E G Millar, 1947
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 54256 f. I

Letter to G F Warner, 1905
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 47686 A f. 45

Letter to J Beavan, 1909
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 70781 B ff. 2-3

Letter to J P Gilson, 1918
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 47687 B f. 36

Letter to J W Hely-Hutchinson, 1947
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 8353 B f. 65

Letter to Sir E W Gosse, 1915
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Ashley B3680 ff. 189-190b

Letter to Sir G F Hill, 1934
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 68923 f. 172

Letter to Sir G F Warner, 1911
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 44085 f. 75

Letter to T J Wise, 1924
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Ashley B1431 ff. 156-160

Letter to T J Wise, 1929
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Ashley B 1585 ff. 22-23

Letter to T J Wise, 1933
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Ashley B105 f. 19

Letter to the Countess of Lovelace about Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's funeral, 1922
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add.Mss.54099
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters etc. to E G Millar, 20th C
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 78831 passim

Letters from ? D S Robertson, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 78831 passim

Letters from Allan Gwynne-Jones, 1908-1917
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 52717 ff. 178-184b

Letters from E Grahame, 1932
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 71217 f. 257

Letters from E J Webb, 1929
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 71215 f. 127

Letters from K Grahame [Typewritten], 1917
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 71217 f. 256

Letters from R D Holland, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 78831 passim

Letters to - Mann, 1936
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 70781 B ff. 16-18

Letters to A R Wallace, 1901, 1912
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 46299 f. 186 ; Add 46302 f. 141

Letters to Adelheid Heimann, 1928-53
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 60627

Letters to C D Sherborn, 1889, 1891
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 42575 ff. 153, 154

Letters to C F Shaw, 1912, 1913
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 56491 ff. 100, 122

Letters to E G Millar, 1936
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 54320 ff. 272, 273

Letters to EG Millar, 1920-62
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 58212

Letters to George Bernard Shaw, 1897-1950
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 50531

Letters to J Burns, 1907, 1912
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 46299 f. 186 ; Add 46302 f. 141

Letters to J R Bailey, 1936-1937
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 70781 B ff. 14-15, 28-29

Letters to Lady Wentworth, 1898-1939
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 54155

Letters to May Morris, 1910-1933
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add.Mss.45298A, 45334 & 45347
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters to Sydney Cockerell, 1898-1911
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 45926 ff. 15-160 passim ; Add 45927 ff. 28-167b passim

Letters to T J Wise, 1929, 1930
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Ashley B4720 ff. 111-114b

Letters to T J Wise, 1929
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Ashley B317 ff. 67-70b

Letters to W G Hewitt, 1918, 1925
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 60753 ff. 7-9

Letters to Wilfred Partington, 1937-1948
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 59620 A ff. 221, 227, 270 ; Add 59620 C ff. 75-76, 87

Marbled endpapers by Sidney Cockerell, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 52612

Note to E H Meyerstein, 1930
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 47870 f. 184

Notes by Sydney Cockerell, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 45328 f. 126 ; Add 45333 f. 68 ; Eg. 3271 f. I

Notes relating to Byron, Shelley and Keats items in J Wilk's sale in 1851, 1929
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Ashley B317 ff. 66, 66b

Obituary by R Briggs [Typewritten], 1962
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 62580 ff. i-iii

Postcard to T J Wise, 1929
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Ashley B868 ff. 38, 38b

Watercolour portrait of Sir Sidney Cockerell by D Hawksley, 1957
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 62580

Works of William Morris in the hand of Cockerell, 1896-1897
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add.Mss.45298A & 45326
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters (4) to Geoffrey Keynes, 1952-1959
Held at: Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Document reference: Geoffrey Keynes Collection
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters to Lord and Lady Kennet, 1938-45
Held at: Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Document reference: 18/1 122 171/1

Letters to M R James, 1895-1930
Held at: Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters to Stanley Morison (13 folios), 1944-1955
Held at: Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Document reference: Morison I/185
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letter to John Ruskin, 1886
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Document reference: General Series
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters (13) to Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 1914-22
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Document reference: Blunt Papers
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters (3) from Charles Ricketts, 1897-1926
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters (99) to J R Halliday,
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters from (32), 1909-1927
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Document reference: Blunt Collection; Riches Papers; MS Collection
Comments: Papers listed

Letters received, 1910-37
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters to L C G Clarke,
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters (c12) to 9th Earl of Carlisle, 1893-1907
Held at: Castle Howard
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letters from Octavia Hill, 1871-1912
Held at: City of Westminster Archives Centre
Document reference: D Misc 84

Letters (18) to Bo Foster, 1945-53
Held at: Dorset County Museum
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters (29) to Virginia Surtees, 1951-62
Held at: Durham County Record Office
Document reference: D/X 772/3

Letters (13) to Catherine Borland, 1912-16
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: Gen 41

Letters (16) to D S MacColl, 1916-46
Held at: Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
Document reference: MacColl C218-232
Other information: Art History Papers 1850-1950

Letters (14) from Jane and May Morris, 1896-1938
Held at: Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre
Document reference: DD/348/1-14

Letters (39) to Bernard Berenson, 1908-55
Held at: Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
Document reference: Berenson Archive

Correspondence (28 items), 1894-1913
Held at: Harvard University: Houghton Library
Other information: NUC MS 81-472

Correspondence (59 items), c1896-1912
Held at: Huntington Library
Other information: Guide to literary MSS 1979

Letters to Siegfried Sassoon, 1916-23
Held at: Imperial War Museum Department of Documents
Other information: Annual return 1993

Letter from Cockerell, 1895
Held at: Leeds University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: Tebb Letters
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters (8) to T Sturge Moore, 1913-1941
Held at: London University Library
Document reference: Sturge Moore Papers, boxes 27:38; 29:23-28: 67:157
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters (24) mainly from Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, 1890-1942
Held at: National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Correspondence from Joan Hassall, from Florence, Venice, Chartres and Paris, April-May 1950
Held at: Oxford University: Ashmolean Museum, Print Room
Document reference: WA 2003.192

Copy of letter to Walter de la Mare, 1928
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS Eng. Lett. C. 840, fol.5
Other information: Accessions Index 1916-
Comments: Papers listed

Correspondence with Graham Pollard, 1938-56
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MSS Pollard

Correspondence with Lionel Curtis, 1935
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS Curtis 96, fols. 155-156, 159-163
Other information: Accessions Index 1916-
Comments: Papers listed

Correspondence with Lord and Lady Lovelace, 1904-20
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: Dep Lovelace Byron

Correspondence with Robert Bridges, 1919-1929
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: Dep. Bridges 108, fols. 1-4
Other information: Accessions Index 1916-
Comments: Papers listed

Correspondence with Sidgwick and Jackson, publishers, c1909-1909
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MSS.Sidgwick and Jackson 3
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Correspondence, 1904-1906; 1920
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: Dep. Lovelace Byron 432, fols. 141-203, 437, fol 8
Other information: Accessions Index 1916-
Comments: Papers listed

Correspondence, 1938-1956
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS Pollard 372, fols. 63-97
Other information: Accessions Index 1916-
Comments: Papers listed

Letter concerning D G Rossetti sent to The Observer, 1951
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS Eng. Lett. d. 415, fol.22
Other information: Accessions Index 1916-
Comments: Papers listed

Letters (57) to Messrs J & J Leighton, 1894-98
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters from Kenneth Grahame,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.misc.d.527
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters from, in collection of letters from calligraphers,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.lett.b.6
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters to Alfred Fairbank, 1925-1961
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS Eng. Lett. d.415
Other information: Accessions Index 1916-
Comments: Papers listed

Letters to Alfred Fairbank, 1925-61
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS Eng lett d 415
Other information: Annual report 1977-78 p20

Letters to Ethel Sidgwick,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MSS.Eng.lett.c.471
Other information: Salisbury Library, Draft Handlist of Manuscripts (1991)

Letters to J Hely-Hutchinson, 1947-52
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters to Katherine Lewis, 1947-1949
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: Dep. C. 842, fols. 6-7
Other information: Accessions Index 1916-
Comments: Papers listed

Obituary of Cockerell, by R C H Briggs, 1962
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS Eng. Lett. d. 415, fol.78-80
Other information: Accessions Index 1916-
Comments: Papers listed

Letters in Max Beerbohm's collected correspondence,
Held at: Oxford University: Merton College Library
Document reference: Max Beerbohm Collection 5A
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Correspondence (137 items), 1868-1951
Held at: Pierpont Morgan Library
Other information: NUC MS 80-2184

Letters to M H Spielmann,
Held at: Ruskin Library
Document reference: L/66

Note by, 1905
Held at: Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
Document reference: Venice Committee files
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Papers relating to involvement with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings,
Held at: Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters and cards to Thomas Bodkin, 1920-48
Held at: Trinity College Dublin
Document reference: MS6947/551-577
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Files (3) in George Bell & Sons Archive, 1897-1903
Held at: University of Reading: Special Collections
Document reference: George Bell and Sons Ltd Archive
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)
Comments: Papers listed

Letter in the Chatto & Windus correspondence files, 1935
Held at: University of Reading: Special Collections
Document reference: MS2444
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letter to Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1909
Held at: University of Reading: Special Collections
Document reference: MS1089
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters to Nancy Astor, 1949-56
Held at: University of Reading: Special Collections
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Letters, 1922-54
Held at: University of Reading: Special Collections
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)

Collection (2 vols) of autograph letters addressed to him and others, with photographs, press cuttings, calligraphy specimens by Edward Johnston, 1818-1958
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1957/696-697
Comments: Access by appointment

Correspondence relating to A W Taylor, manager of Morris & Co,
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1958/691
Comments: Access by appointment

Correspondence with Dame Hildelith Cumming (1 vol of 43 items), 1956-1962
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1977/1570
Other information: Accessions to Repositories 1977
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (1 vol) to, from various correspondents including Edward Burne-Jones, William and Jane Morris, 1893-1938
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1958/692
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (2 vols) to, from Lady Georgiana Burne-Jones, 1896-1947
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1958/693-694
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (3 vols) to, from Philip Webb, 1898-1903
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1958/688-690
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)
Comments: Contents listed on NAL catalogue. Access by appointment

Notes (1 vol) on Edward Johnston; also correspondence (36 letters) concerning Johnston; also letters (6) to Johnston, 1943-1948; 1913-1938
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1960/4310A, C-D; MSL/1959/4399
Other information: Accessions to repositories 1976
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (5) to Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 1911-1916
Held at: West Sussex Record Office
Document reference: Blunt MSS, Box 11
Other information: Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1988)


Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55