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Offline yelooc

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Barbara Morris: Obituary
« on: August 17, 2009, 08:19:57 AM »

I hope that somewhere in the UK we are fostering a generation of new people to replace the likes of Babara Morris and Dan Klein. Barbara is another big loss.


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Re: Barbara Morris: Obituary
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 08:01:50 PM »

Thank you for letting us know. Barbara was an inspirational lady and it is indeed sad news. Amazing to realise that she still occasionally appeared on the Antiques Roadshow during her eighties.


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Re: Barbara Morris: Obituary
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 10:21:49 AM »
Graham and Nigel I presume you are talking about the author of Victorian Table Glass & Ornaments, 1978.   Is this the same Barbara Morris as the former owner of the wealth of wonderful A&C material sold at Salisbury by Woolley & Wallis in 2010?   Was she connected to William Morris (presumably by marriage)?


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Re: Barbara Morris: Obituary
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 06:18:46 PM »
Was it the surname only that made you think of a possible connection Bernard, I wondered if you had some inkling of definite information on this one.

Morris himself had something like seven or eight siblings I believe, although the connection would not have been via sisters or his own two daughters, nor of course his own wife Janey.
From memory he came from Essex, originally - either the Epping area or very close to that part of the world.

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Re: Barbara Morris: Obituary
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2014, 01:28:04 AM »
As The Times obit is now behind their pay-wall, I've hunted down some alternatives for reference...

There is an obit to Barbara Morris here: LINK or you can download it as a PDF file if you prefer.

Also a fascinating article about her in the V&A Journal (2009) may be found here: LINK.

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Re: Barbara Morris: Obituary
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2014, 09:56:28 PM »
thanks Anne  -  both links very interesting  -  I've read the one concerning thefts from the V. & A. before somewhere.

the answer to Bernard's question is almost certainly no  -  I can't imagine that if Linda Parry's obit. refers to Wm. Morris by name, that there wouldn't also be a stated family connection, if that were indeed the case.

I had no idea of Barbara Morris' early links to radical socialism - certainly neither the mental image we get of the lady, nor the photograph - convey left wing sympathies.




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