This collection contains the archival and manuscript portion of the Sanford and Helen Berger collection and primarily contains
manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera created by or related to 19th century English artist, decorator, poet, and printer
William Morris (1834-1896) and his circle.
William Morris (1834-1896) was born March 24, 1834, in Walthamstow, then a suburb of London; he attended Marlborough College
and in 1852 entered Exeter College, Oxford.
He left in 1855, without taking orders, as he originally planned, but instead embarked on a varied career as a poet, visual
artist and Socialist. He married Jane Burden,
April 26, 1859, and they had two daughters, Jane Alice (Jenny), born in 1861 and Mary (May) in 1862.
Sanford Lionel Berger (1919-2000) was an architect and William Morris enthusiast.
A University of California at Berkeley and Harvard-trained architect, Berger
practiced for 38 years and became a senior vice president for the firm of Stone, Marracini & Patterson in San Francisco, California.
Berger's wife Helen was also a
Approximately 650 items in 19 boxes
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