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      GB/NNAF/P6861
Crane, Walter (1845-1915) 

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born in Liverpool (15 August 1845); grew up in Torquay; apprenticed to William James Linton, wood engraver (1859), at the same time studied painting; exhibited at the Royal Academy (1862); illustrated books, mainly for children (first published 1863); married Mary Frances Andrews (1871) and had two sons and one daughter; was active in the establishment of the Art Workers' Guild (1884) and was its first president; associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours (1888); president of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society (1888-1890 and 1895-1915); director of design at Manchester Municipal School of Art (1893); art director of Reading College (1896); principal of the Royal College of Art, South Kensington (1898); died at Horsham (14 March 1915)

Thesaurus
DESIGNERS
ILLUSTRATORS
PAINTERS

Relationships
Family relationship with Crane, Lionel F (1900-1915)
Son

Associate relationship with Linton, William James (1812-1898)
Crane was apprenticed to him


Archival Resources
Number noted: 113

Verse and signature, 19/11/1898
Held at: Birmingham City Archives
Document reference: MS 135

Correspondence with Macmillans, 1874-1914
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 55232

Letter to A J Bede, 1885
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 42575 f. 189

Letter to A Millar, 1899
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 62114 f. 48

Letter to H E Rensburg, 1888
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: MS Mus.. 309 f. 217

Letter to H J L J MassÚ, 1909, 1911
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 54316 ff. 477, 479

Letter to J Lane, 1888
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 46345 f. 98

Letter to P Toynbee, 1909
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 70951 f. 190

Letter to S C Cockerell, 1903
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 45926 f. 30

Letter to W E Gladstone, 1889
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 44507 f. 127

Letters to George Bernard Shaw, 1885-1904
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 50531

Letters to Miss M Morris, 1884-1913, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 45346 ff. 4, 32, 158 ; Add MS 45347 ff. 74, 75, 123

Letters, etc., to W. Morris, 1885-1893
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 45345 ff. 102, 119, 130, 218

Letter to R M Nance, 3.3.1903
Held at: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
Document reference: BUSMT: 90.77

Letters (2) to William Linton and Mr Ellis, 23/10/1885; 18/9/1893
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Document reference: General Series; Ellis Autograph album, f 38
Comments: Papers listed

Letters (c48) to 9th Earl of Carlisle, 1871-1909
Held at: Castle Howard
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letters (c48) to 9th Earl of Carlisle, 1871-1909
Held at: Castle Howard
Comments: Initial enquiries to be made to the National Register of Archives

Letter from, 1913
Held at: City of Westminster Archives Centre
Document reference: Acc 788/164/11
Comments: Archives of Liberty Plc

Papers,
Held at: Glasgow School of Art Archives
Document reference: DIR 5

Letters (11) to D S MacColl, 1907-12
Held at: Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
Document reference: MacColl MS
Other information: Thorp N (1979) Whistler, MacColl, Wright: Art History Papers 1850-1950 in Glasgow University Library

Letters (3) to Samuel Martin and Sir William Richmond, 1896-1902
Held at: Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre
Document reference: DD/277/10-12

Correspondence, sketches and papers, 1868-1914
Held at: Harvard University: Houghton Library
Other information: NUC MS 81-484

Letters (32) to James Stanley Little, 1886-1914
Held at: Harvard University: Houghton Library
Other information: NUC MS 81-484

Business papers and signed designs for decorative tiles produced for Maw & Co, 19th C
Held at: Ironbridge Gorge Museum Library and Archives
Document reference: D/Maw/1-16
Comments: Access by appointment

Correspondence, papers and portfolios, 1884-1915
Held at: Kensington and Chelsea Libraries and Arts Service
Document reference: Crane Archive

Letter to Gleeson White, 26/5/1898
Held at: Leeds University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: BC Tebb
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (10) to Clement King Shorter, 1/5/1890 - 17/11/1902
Held at: Leeds University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: BC Shorter correspondence
Comments: Access by appointment

Manuscript of the artist's reminiscences (3 volumes), 1904
Held at: Leeds University Library, Special Collections
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from Walter Crane to Charles Hagberg Wright, 1908
Held at: London Library
Document reference: Autograph letters vol. 1, p35 (Safe, Archive)
Comments: Proof of identity and letter of introduction required

Letter to Henrietta Barnett, 1889
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Document reference: LMA/4266/A/180

Coloured cartoon by Henry Halliday with a border by Walter Crane, a supplement with the Christmas number of "United Ireland" for Gladstone's 80th birthday, 1889
Held at: London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division
Document reference: ILP/7/1/9
Comments: Online catalogue available on LSE web site

Correspondence (?5 letters) with Francis Johnson, 1896, 1897, 1900, 1901, 1904
Held at: London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division
Document reference: ILP/4/1896-1897, 1900-1901, 1904
Comments: Online catalogue available on the LSE web site

Letters to Frederic Harrison from him, 18 March 1890 - 25 February 1908
Held at: London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division
Document reference: HARRISON/1/29
Comments: Online catalogue available on the LSE web site

Letters to the Fabian Society, 1885-1900
Held at: London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division
Document reference: FABIAN SOCIETY/A7/1, folios 37-58
Comments: Online catalogue available on the LSE web site

Pamphlet by him relating to socialist and labour thought, 1912
Held at: London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division
Document reference: ILP/8/1912
Comments: Online catalogue available on LSE web site

Letters to Sir Francis Galton, 1905-06
Held at: London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room
Document reference: Galton papers

Letters (3) from, relating to the setting up and running of Manchester Art Museum,
Held at: Manchester Art Gallery
Document reference: Horsfall Papers

Letters (16) to M H Spielmann, 1888-1903
Held at: Manchester University: John Rylands Library
Document reference: Eng MS 1291

Letters (16) to M H Spielmann, May 1888-Dec 1903
Held at: Manchester University: John Rylands Library
Document reference: Eng MSS 1291
Comments: Handlist available. Access by appointment

Letters (9), 1888-1912
Held at: Manchester University: John Rylands Library
Document reference: 2014/11

Copies of letters (3) to him from Charles L Eastlake, relating to picture donated to the National Gallery, 1897
Held at: National Gallery Libraries and Archive
Document reference: NG6/20, p822, p849, p870-871
Comments: Access by appointment with the Archivist

Letters concerning a proposed memorial to Crane, 1915
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.misc.c.310
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters from,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.lett.c.144
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters from,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.lett.d.275
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters from,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.lett.d.350
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters from,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.lett.e.118
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters from,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.misc.d.684
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters from,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MSS.Autogr.b.8-11, c.17-18
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters from, in Elizabeth Bosanquet's volume of letters and autographs,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MSS.Autogr.c.25, d.40-2
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters from, in collection of R Campbell Thompson,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Autogr.d.20
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters to Selwyn Image,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: Selwyn Image Papers
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters to Sir Henry Taylor,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.lett.c.1
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters to Sir Henry Taylor,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.lett.e.90
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters to Sir Isidore Spielmann,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MSS.Eng.misc.d.87-88
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters to Sir Sidney Lee,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MSS.Eng.misc.d.175-181
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Letters to Thomas Woolner,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MSS.Don.e.82
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Pen and wash drawing of mermaids and children on the sand, c1900
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Drawings gen.b.6 (R)
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (1991)

Postcard from William Morris, 1891
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS.Eng.lett.d.350, fol.55
Other information: Location Register of 18th and 19th Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (1995)

Correspondence with Douglas Sladen, 1897-1900
Held at: Richmond Local Studies Library
Document reference: SLA/6 7 26 66

Draft letter from William Wardle, 16/11/1897
Held at: Ruskin Library
Document reference: L 96
Comments: Access by appointment, Handlist available, Collection formerly held at Ruskin Galleries, Bembridge School, Isle of Wight

Letter to J H Whitehouse,
Held at: Ruskin Library
Document reference: L 78
Comments: Access by appointment, Handlist available, Collection formerly held at Ruskin Galleries, Bembridge School, Isle of Wight

Letters (10) to 1st Earl of Wharncliffe, 1877, 1879, 1882
Held at: Sheffield Archives
Document reference: WHM 418
Comments: Access by appointment

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

Annotated pencil sketch of armour by him, 1899
Held at: Society of Antiquaries of London
Document reference: MS 944/2 (part)
Comments: Access by appointment

Typsecript letters to him from William Morris,
Held at: Society of Antiquaries of London
Document reference: MS 944/3 (part)
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter to Sir Patrick Geddes declining to lecture for him, 18/11/1894
Held at: Strathclyde University Archives
Document reference: Papers of Sir Patrick Geddes Vol 1 (T-GED 9/101)
Comments: Catalogued

Letter to Ellis regarding poem, 'Renaissance', and postcard to Mr. Armstrong regarding application (2 items), 6/4/1893; 9/3/1908
Held at: Torquay Museum
Document reference: AR.436, 437
Comments: Papers listed

Letters to Charles Elkin Mathews, 1870s-1890s
Held at: University of Reading: Special Collections
Document reference: MS 392
Other information: Reading University: Catalogue of Manuscripts
Comments: Papers listed

Correspondence (c70 items) with John Lane,
Held at: University of Texas at Austin: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Library

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding UK exhibitions, 1907
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/35/99
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding Waring & Gillow Ltd, 1903
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/W583
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential Thomas Armstrong acquisition, 1900
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/A848
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential W H Allen acquisition, 1898
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/A437
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by Carfax & Co Ltd, 1904
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/C428
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by Durlacher Bros., 1901-1908
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/D1979
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by G C HaitÚ, 1903
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/H117
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by George Jorck, 1904
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/J794
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by Henry Sotheran Ltd, 1901
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/S2597
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by Henry Wallis, 1906
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/W330
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by J Rosenbaum, 1907
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/R1609
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by James L Bowes, 1900-1901
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/B2081
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by Lenygo & Morant Ltd, 1911
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/L1036
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by M Tahtadjian, 1899
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/T20
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by P Kierulff, 1900
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/K569
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by Percy Webster, 1908
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/W1039
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by Reverend E Farrer, 1908
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/F200
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by Rollin & Feuardent, 1908
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/R1475
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by S M Franck Ltd, 1907
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/F1203
Comments: Access by apppointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, 1901
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/D1982
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by Virgilia Gherardi, 1905
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/G475
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition by the Guild of Handicraft, 1906
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/G2037
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition from Christie Manson and Woods Ltd, 1906
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/C1401
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition from Frank Luker, 1907
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/L2281
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition from G & Raoul Duseigneur, 1900-1905
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/D1997
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisition from Sotheby's, 1901
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/S2595
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisiton by S Bing, 1899
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/B1403
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acquisiton by William Burton, 1904
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/B3634
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane regarding a potential acqusition by Frank Brangwyn, 1907
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/B2328
Comments: Access by appointment only

V&A Art Referee Report by Walter Crane, 1897-1913
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/C3108
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter from, to May Morris, 1890
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1971/5856
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Sir Edward Poynter, 1903
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1999/2/516
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Thomas Armstrong, 1894
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1976/5451/19
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (2) from, to A L Baldry, 1897-1898
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1972/4950/40-41
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (3) from, to Sydney Cockerell, also portrait of Crane, 1895-1903, 1914
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1957/696/214-215, MSL/1957/697/226, MSL/1957/695/58
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (60) from, to Isidore Spielmann, one concerning his work with illustrators Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, and postcards (2), 1897-1914
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: L.4250-1970, MSL/1917/229/54; MSL/1999/2/502-511, 513-515, 517-563
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (8) from, to various, 1873-1914
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1979/2606, 7267, MSL/1971/5855, MSL/1999/2/501, 512, MSL/1938/2943/23, MSL/1981/29/1-2
Comments: Access by appointment

Pen and ink drawings (3) by him, and watercolours and drawings by him of his daughter Myfanwy (26), with provenance notes by Lionel F Crane,
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: Renier collection
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (2) and one postcard to E Rimbault Dibden, nd, 29/4/1908
Held at: Walker Art Gallery
Document reference: A10
Comments: Bona fide researchers only, advance appointment and proof of research activities required. Papers not listed

Papers relating to Crane's involvement with the Wedgwood Company (15 items), 1867-1871
Held at: Wedgwood Museum
Document reference: Nos 31-23877 to 23891

Letter to Mr Palmer of the ILP relating to a lantern slide of a classic cartoon, 25/4/1895
Held at: Working Class Movement Library

Letter to Robert Blatchford offering cartoon for the Clarion newspaper, 9/4/1895
Held at: Working Class Movement Library

Letter to acting editor of Clarion newspaper following up letter to Robert Blatchford, 12/4/1895
Held at: Working Class Movement Library

Letters and literary manuscripts,
Held at: Yale University Libraries: Beinecke Library
Other information: Guide 1976


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