Month: June 2017

“The past is not dead” (William Morris)

Archive Volunteer, Philip Milnes-Smith, was part of a fantastic team of volunteers helping our archivist catalogue the Papers of Sir Emery Walker, Engraver, Photographer, Printer, Typographer. The catalogue will be available as a digital resource on this website by the end of 2017, so do keep coming back to visit it. Here Philip writes about some of his fascinating finds.In December 2016, I started volunteering, one day a week, with The Emery Walker Trust, because experience in the archive…

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In the garden at Emery Walker’s House

Arts & Crafts Hammersmith Project Manager, Simon Daykin muses on the picturesque riverside garden at 7 Hammersmith Terrace.We talk a lot about Emery Walker’s and Kelmscott House and their interiors and collections, but both houses boast further hidden gems quite literally on their doorsteps.Dorothy Walker, Emery’s daughter and resident until her death in 1964, was a keen gardener, and it shows. The garden at 7 Hammersmith Terrace is testimony to her golden horticultural touch, against the…

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