Monday, January 26, 2015

On the death of Jane Morris (nee Burden) Oct 19, 1839 · Oxford, England - Jan 26, 1914 · Bath, England

I am in the middle of a blizzard a nor'easter here on the East Coast in the U.S. I had to just do a quick post recognizing the death of Jane Morris nee Burden, wife of William Morris and mother of two daughters Jenny and May Morris.  Sadly, there are no details about the Jane's death except she outlived her husband and 'supposed' former lovers to live to old age.  Here is the last released known photograph taken of Jane Morris. She is seated in the wheelchair on the far right, standing next to her left side is her daughter, May Morris as well as friend Cecil Sharp. Photograph taken at her home she shared with William Morris, Kelmscott, one year before her death in 1913 at a country festival.
Photo published in The Collected Letters of Jane Morris Edited by Frank C. Sharp and Jan Marsh, (my copy).



Also, here is the street where Jane Morris died located as it looks today in Bath, England: 5 Brock Street. photo found online at JaneyMorris BlogSpot.



4 comments:

Evie Hodgson said...

Very interesting as always. Kelmscott was near my mothers. lovely spot.

Kimberly Eve said...

Hi Evie,
I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Good to hear from you. Thanks so much for commenting.

Kevin Marsh said...

What a shame that cars litter the street, not quite like it was when Jane was alive. At least the buildings and the road itself is more or less the same. Great post, thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Eve said...

Hi Kevin,
So nice to see you stopping by again. I can just imagine what the street might have looked like during Jane's time.

Thank you and Farewell

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