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WILSON, Henry (1864-1934)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1134 Wilson
Held at: Royal College of Art
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Full title: WILSON, Henry (1864-1934)
Date(s): [1864-1934]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: c3 linear feet
Name of creator(s): Wilson | Henry | 1864-1934 | architect, art educator, jeweller and designer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Wilson was born in Liverpool in 1864. He studied Art at Westminster School and the Royal College of Art and at various times he assisted John Oldrid Scott, John Belcher and John D Sedding, whom he succeeded in 1891. From 1895 on, he devoted himself to visionary church decoration schemes, metalwork, jewellery, lecturing and writing. He was associated with the circle of William Richard Lethaby in the Liverpool Cathedral Scheme of 1902. Wilson was both Master of the Art Workers Guild and President of the Arts and Crafts Society. He was a brilliant church interior designer who worked in a variety of styles.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Henry Wilson, comprising correspondence, photographs and presscuttings [1864-1934].

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Conditions governing access:

Open to all researchers by appointment with the Library Archive Room Assistant

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original.

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Allied Materials

Related material:

Royal Institute of British Architects Library holds designs for ecclesiastical buildings by Wilson, 1890s; Strathclyde University Archives holds correspondence with Patrick Geddes (Ref: T-TYR, see also National Register of Archives list NRA 42189 Tyrwhitt).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Janet Foster as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.Source: Macmillan Encyclopaedia of Architects (1982) p407.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2001

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