Lewis Jones - a biography - references

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Further information about Lewis Jones and the Silver Studio can be found at:


Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA)

  MoDA Collections Centre, Middlesex University, 9 Boulevard Drive, Beaufort Park
  Colindale, London NW9 5HF
  This is the primary source for details of the Silver Studio work.

Warner Textile Archive

  Silks Way, Braintree, Essex CM7 3GB
  Documents the history of the Warner & Sons textile business.

National Army Museum

  (especially: Adjutant Mare's book:
  "Some unofficial adventures of the 2nd Battn 16 London Regt The Queen's Westminster Rifles 1914-1916")
  Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HT

The National Archives (formerly Public Record Office) [war diaries]

  Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU

Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York
  Piece of fabric credited to the Silver Studio


Turner, Mark and Hoskins, Lesley. (Middlesex Polytechnic)
  Silver Studio of design. a Design and Source Book for Home Decoration
  Webb & Bower (Publishers) Ltd / Michael Joseph Ltd. 1988

Mary Schoeser
  Lewis Jones: a Career in Textile Design. Rediscovered Designer
  House & Garden, Condé Nast, October 1988

H G Hayes Marshall
  British Textile Designers Today
  pub: F Lewis 1939

Exhibition Catalogue:
  A London Design Studio 1880-1963: The Silver Studio Collection
  1980, The Middlesex Polytechnic, ISBN 0-85331-431-4
  (Museum of London 21 February to 28 March 1981
  and subsequently in Wolverhampton, Bradford and Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

Designs re-published in the late 20th Century:
  Souvenir d'Afrique
  Desert Flower
  by Warners, now Zimmer + Rohde

Some short family history notes:

Lewis' father Robert Jones was born on 16th April 1846 in Ringshall, Buckinghamshire. Robert's parents were James Jones and Eliza Jones (nee Simmonds). Robert died on 4th February 1924. Lewis' mother Susan Selina Ann Jones (nee Cross) was born on 25th November 1848 in Islington, London. Susan's parents were William Batchelor Cross and Mary Ann Cross (nee Horwood). Susan died on 10th March 1932. Robert and Susan had married on 26th November 1866 and there children were: Maud Rosalind Elizabeth 1867; Ada Lillian 1869; William J 1872; Harry Walter 1874; Reginald Joseph 1875; Ethel Marion (Doll) 1877; Robert Ralph 1879; Margaret Ann 1880; Edward Stanley 1882; Albert Arthur 1883; Mabel 1885; Winifred Dora (Win) 1887; Violet (Vi) 1888; Margery 1890; Lewis (Louis/Jack) 1894.

Lewis married Annie Frances Carpenter on 9th August 1919 at Christ's Church Watford. She was the daughter of John Henry Carpenter and Hannah Jane (nee Harris) and born on 16th May 1896 in Walworth, London. Lewis and Annie Jones, who were known as Jack and Nance, had two sons, both born in Watford: Robert Albert Lewis Jones 15th July 1921; Dennis Eric Jones 26th April 1930.


This biography, and the WWI addendum, was written by Lewis Jones' son Robert Jones, with help from other family members, and is available online at www.mooch.org.uk/serious.


This biography is Copyright © 2012 by Robert Jones. No text or images may be used, copied or otherwise reproduced for commercial purposes without a specific permission. Text and family images may be used for educational and personal use if explicit acknowledgements to their source are included. Please see www.mooch.org.uk for contact details. Some design images herein may be copyright of commercial and academic organisations, but have been reproduced here to try and provide a fuller biography - the relevant copyright owner should be contacted for their use.
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