Collection of Sydney Carlyle Cockerell Materials
- 1897 - 1962
- Cockerell, Sidney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962 (Creator, Person)
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Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials to be used on site during regular Special Collections hours or by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be possible at discretion of staff for nominal fee. Materials may be protected by copyright.
Biographical / Historical
Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, bibliographer, art historian and museum director, was born on July 16, 1867. He married Florence Kate Kingsford (d. 1949) in 1907, and had two daughters and one son. From 1889-1892, he worked as a coal merchant before going to work as a secretary to William Morris and the Kelmscott Press, 1892-1898. Between 1900-1904, he was in a partnership with Sir Emery Walker. At the age of 70, Cockerell retired after being the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for 30 years (1908-1937). Just before and a couple years after leaving the Fitzwilliam Museum, he was the European Adviser to Felton Trustees of National Gallery of Victoria, 1936-1939. During his long career, he was Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1910-1916, and of Downing College, 1932-1937. He was the literary executor of William Morris, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, and Thomas Hardy. He was knighted in 1934 by the King of England. He was Hon. Litt. D. Cambridge; and Hon. Fellow of Downing College since 1937. He died on May 1, 1962.
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Materials acquired via gift or purchase.
- Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen, 1840-1922 (Correspondent) -- Correspondence
- Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956 (Correspondent) -- Correspondence
- Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 (Correspondent) -- Correspondence
- Martin, Grace Mountcastle, 1892-1968 (Correspondent) -- Correspondence
- Masefield, John, 1878-1967 (Correspondent) -- Correspondence
- Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909 (Correspondent) -- Correspondence
- Finding Aid to the Collection of Sydney Carlyle Cockerell Materials
- Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine
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