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William, a name that echoes through history with various associations. From the detailed maps of Sheffield in 1797 drawn by W

Background imageWilliam Collection: POSTER: BOOKS, 1966. Enjoy summer more, read books. Poster by Bill Sokol, 1966

POSTER: BOOKS, 1966. Enjoy summer more, read books. Poster by Bill Sokol, 1966

Background imageWilliam Collection: SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET. Title page from the first publication, London, of Shakespeares Romeo

SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET. Title page from the first publication, London, of Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet. Woodcut, 1597

Background imageWilliam Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20121388

EyeUbiquitous_20121388
England, London, Southwark, Tuba playing busker in front of William Shakespeare mural under railway arch near Borough Market

Background imageWilliam Collection: BURNE-JONES: ADAM & EVE. When Adam delved and Eve span

BURNE-JONES: ADAM & EVE. When Adam delved and Eve span. Pen-and-ink drawing by Edward Burne-Jones for William Morriss A Dream of John Ball, 1888

Background imageWilliam Collection: English knight. Brass rubbing, c1323, from Pebmarsh Church, Essex, England

English knight. Brass rubbing, c1323, from Pebmarsh Church, Essex, England
WILLIAM FITZRALPH, d. 1323. English knight. Brass rubbing, c1323, from Pebmarsh Church, Essex, England

Background imageWilliam Collection: Pennsylvania Hospital, in Pine Street, Philadelphia: colored engraving, 1799, by William Birch & Son

Pennsylvania Hospital, in Pine Street, Philadelphia: colored engraving, 1799, by William Birch & Son
PHILADELPHIA HOSPITAL, 1799. Pennsylvania Hospital, in Pine Street, Philadelphia: colored engraving, 1799, by William Birch & Son

Background imageWilliam Collection: A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797

A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797. Engraved by Thomas Harris
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 45 S

Background imageWilliam Collection: TEMPLE OF SOLOMON. Dedication of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. Painting by William Hole

TEMPLE OF SOLOMON. Dedication of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. Painting by William Hole, c1910

Background imageWilliam Collection: J. M. W. TURNER (1775-1851). Joseph Mallord William Turner. English painter. Pencil drawing

J. M. W. TURNER (1775-1851). Joseph Mallord William Turner. English painter. Pencil drawing
J.M.W. TURNER (1775-1851). Joseph Mallord William Turner. English painter. Pencil drawing, 1844, by Charles Martin

Background imageWilliam Collection: Norton from the survey of W and J Fairbank, 1804

Norton from the survey of W and J Fairbank, 1804
Original at Sheffield Archives ref. NSC/127

Background imageWilliam Collection: CARTOON: TWEED RING, 1871. The Tammany Tiger Loose. Thomas Nasts powerful indictment of Tweed

CARTOON: TWEED RING, 1871. The Tammany Tiger Loose. Thomas Nasts powerful indictment of Tweed and his ring, published on the eve of the New York municipal and state elections of 1871. Cartoon, 1871

Background imageWilliam Collection: GEORGIA TRUSTEES, 1734. The founders of the colony of Georgia, the Georgia Trustees

GEORGIA TRUSTEES, 1734. The founders of the colony of Georgia, the Georgia Trustees, and a delegation of Georgia Native Americans. Oil painting by William Verelst, 1734

Background imageWilliam Collection: TURNER: BURNING PARLIAMENT. The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834

TURNER: BURNING PARLIAMENT. The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834. Oil on canvas, 1834-35, by Joseph Mallord William Turner

Background imageWilliam Collection: William Jessop and Sons, steel manufacturer, Brightside Works, 1900

William Jessop and Sons, steel manufacturer, Brightside Works, 1900
From an advertisement in the 1900 Whites General and Commercial Directory of Sheffield and Rotherham and the parishes, townships, villages and hamlets within a radius of seven miles from Sheffield

Background imageWilliam Collection: John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 A

John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 A

Background imageWilliam Collection: The Wild Bunch, 1901, gang of American outlaws, bank and train robbers, led by Butch Cassidy

The Wild Bunch, 1901, gang of American outlaws, bank and train robbers, led by Butch Cassidy, seated right. Cassidy, born Robert LeRoy Parker (1866-1908): Standing left

Background imageWilliam Collection: TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6

TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6 Panther fighter plane, while a pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, c1943

Background imageWilliam Collection: CLINTON INAUGURATION, 1993. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath

CLINTON INAUGURATION, 1993. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath of office to President Bill Clinton on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Photograph, 20 January 1993

Background imageWilliam Collection: WILHELM REICH (1897-1957). Austrian psychiatrist

WILHELM REICH (1897-1957). Austrian psychiatrist. Drawing by Olga-Szekely-Kovacs of Raich at the Eighth International Psychoanalytic Congress in April 1924 at Salzburg, Austria

Background imageWilliam Collection: JOHN CLARE (1793-1864). English poet. Oil on canvas, 1820, by William Hilton

JOHN CLARE (1793-1864). English poet. Oil on canvas, 1820, by William Hilton

Background imageWilliam Collection: Harris hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus), Bearizona Wildlife Park, Williams, Arizona

Harris hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus), Bearizona Wildlife Park, Williams, Arizona, United States of America, North America

Background imageWilliam Collection: The Houses of York and Lancaster, their Origin and Re-Union, Genealogy of the Kings from Edward

The Houses of York and Lancaster, their Origin and Re-Union, Genealogy of the Kings from Edward III to Henry VII
973055 The Houses of York and Lancaster, their Origin and Re-Union, Genealogy of the Kings from Edward III to Henry VII, with their Armorial Bearings and Badges (coloured engraving)

Background imageWilliam Collection: William Hogarth, English, (1697-1764), The Reward of Cruelty, 1751, etching and engraving

William Hogarth, English, (1697-1764), The Reward of Cruelty, 1751, etching and engraving

Background imageWilliam Collection: The Battle of the Standard, aka the Battle of Northallerton, 22 August 1138, Cowton

The Battle of the Standard, aka the Battle of Northallerton, 22 August 1138, Cowton
KW1219746 The Battle of the Standard, aka the Battle of Northallerton, 22 August 1138, Cowton Moor near Northallerton, Yorkshire, England

Background imageWilliam Collection: SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934). English composer. Drawing by William Rothenstein, 1919

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934). English composer. Drawing by William Rothenstein, 1919

Background imageWilliam Collection: TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). Theodore Samuel Williams. American baseball player

TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). Theodore Samuel Williams. American baseball player. Batting against the New York Yankees as a member of the Boston Red Sox during a spring training exhibition game in St

Background imageWilliam Collection: Inverary Pier, Loch Fyne: Morning Inverary Pier, Loch Shira Monte Rosa Monte Rosa

Inverary Pier, Loch Fyne: Morning Inverary Pier, Loch Shira Monte Rosa Monte Rosa Mortlake, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775-1851, British

Background imageWilliam Collection: Dixie Dean Duo Tone Wrap Canvas

Dixie Dean Duo Tone Wrap Canvas
Beautifully presented image on a box canvas Size 20x16 EVTN006

Background imageWilliam Collection: CARTOON: GOUT, c1815. Origin of the Gout

CARTOON: GOUT, c1815. Origin of the Gout. An upper class man playing the cello finds his gouty leg burned by a devil. Colored etching by Henry William Bunbury, c1815

Background imageWilliam Collection: Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c

Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c
1772350 Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c.1820, from The Sketch Magazine, Coronation Number, published 1937 (colour litho) by English School

Background imageWilliam Collection: DEATH OF LINCOLN, 1865. Death bed of Lincoln. Lithograph, 1865

DEATH OF LINCOLN, 1865. Death bed of Lincoln. Lithograph, 1865

Background imageWilliam Collection: SIMON FRASER (1667?-1747). 11th Baron Lovat. Scottish Jacobite intriguer. Etching

SIMON FRASER (1667?-1747). 11th Baron Lovat. Scottish Jacobite intriguer. Etching, 1746, by William Hogarth

Background imageWilliam Collection: SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE (1723-1780). English jurist

SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE (1723-1780). English jurist. Oil on canvas attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds

Background imageWilliam Collection: Construction of St Pancras Station, London, c 1867

Construction of St Pancras Station, London, c 1867
Travelling Gantry and First Girder of Midland Station St Pancras. This station was completed in 1868, as the London terminus for the Midland Railway. The station was designed by William Barlow

Background imageWilliam Collection: William Marples and Sons Ltd. Tool Makers, Hibernia Works, Westfield Terrace

William Marples and Sons Ltd. Tool Makers, Hibernia Works, Westfield Terrace
Original at Sheffield Archives ref. SY122/2

Background imageWilliam Collection: CARTOON: ALASKA PURCHASE, 1867. An American cartoon on the Alaska purchase showing

CARTOON: ALASKA PURCHASE, 1867. An American cartoon on the Alaska purchase showing Secretary of State William H. Seward and President Andrew Johnson welcoming the representatives of the new territory

Background imageWilliam Collection: GILBERT & SULLIVAN. Sir Arthur Sullivan (left) and Sir William Schwenck Gilbert: caricature

GILBERT & SULLIVAN. Sir Arthur Sullivan (left) and Sir William Schwenck Gilbert: caricature, 1881, on the occasion of Patience

Background imageWilliam Collection: FOUR WOMEN, 19th CENTURY. A late 19th century photograph of four African-American women

FOUR WOMEN, 19th CENTURY. A late 19th century photograph of four African-American women, exhibited by W.E.B. du Bois in the Paris Exposition of 1900

Background imageWilliam Collection: View of Sheffield, England. Watercolor, c1854, by William Ibbitt

View of Sheffield, England. Watercolor, c1854, by William Ibbitt
VIEW OF SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND. View of Sheffield, England. Watercolor, c1854, by William Ibbitt

Background imageWilliam Collection: Hylas and the Nymphs, 1896. Oil on canvas. John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) English painter

Hylas and the Nymphs, 1896. Oil on canvas. John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) English painter. Greek mythology, Hylas, son of King Theiodamas of the Dryopians

Background imageWilliam Collection: Roosevelt / Mckinley Cartoon

Roosevelt / Mckinley Cartoon
ROOSEVELT/McKINLEY CARTOON. Presumptive vice-presidential candidate (and former Rough Rider) Theodore Roosevelt shown as the dominant figure in a McKinley-Roosevelt administration

Background imageWilliam Collection: Just William, Newnes Pictorial Knowledge Volume 7, 1950s (litho)

Just William, Newnes Pictorial Knowledge Volume 7, 1950s (litho)
3248690 Just William, Newnes Pictorial Knowledge Volume 7, 1950s (litho) by Henry, Thomas (1839-1915) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWilliam Collection: Cricket - Batsman

Cricket - Batsman
Vintage engraving showing a batsman playing a square leg hit during a cricket match, 1888

Background imageWilliam Collection: Newark Abbey Thames Lighter at Teddington Canal Scene with Barges The Lock--Glowing

Newark Abbey Thames Lighter at Teddington Canal Scene with Barges The Lock--Glowing effect of Sunlight. From Lord de Tableys Collection Newark Castle Newwark Abbey on the Vey

Background imageWilliam Collection: LINCOLN LAW OFFICE, c1850. The law office of Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon

LINCOLN LAW OFFICE, c1850. The law office of Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon on the corner of Sixth Street and Adams Street in Springfield, Illinois. Photograph, c1850

Background imageWilliam Collection: INDIA: CALCUTTA, 1786. Old Fort William (left), a playhouse and obelisk memorial

INDIA: CALCUTTA, 1786. Old Fort William (left), a playhouse and obelisk memorial to those who died in the Black Hole prison, in Calcutta, India. Watercolor by Thomas Daniell, 1786

Background imageWilliam Collection: SHAKESPEARE: KING LEAR. King Lear and the Fool. Illustration by Alonzo Chappel

SHAKESPEARE: KING LEAR. King Lear and the Fool. Illustration by Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887)

Background imageWilliam Collection: WYOMING: FORT SANDERS. Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Hooker, Harney, Dodge

WYOMING: FORT SANDERS. Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Hooker, Harney, Dodge, Gibbon, and Potter at Fort Sanders, Wyoming, for a meeting regarding the Union Pacific Railroad



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William, a name that echoes through history with various associations. From the detailed maps of Sheffield in 1797 drawn by W. Fairbank and engraved by Thomas Harris, to the captivating artwork of Burne-Jones depicting Adam and Eve's laborious tasks. William Hilton's oil painting immortalizes John Clare, an English poet who found solace in his verses. But it doesn't stop there; it also witnessed the daring exploits of The Wild Bunch, a notorious gang of American outlaws led by Butch Cassidy, as they fearlessly robbed banks and trains in 1901. In contrast, Thomas Nast used his cartooning skills to expose corruption with "The Tammany Tiger Loose, " a powerful indictment against Tweed Ring in 1871. Turner's masterpiece "Burning Parliament" captures the fiery destruction that engulfed the Houses of Lords and Commons on October 16th, 1834. Meanwhile, J. M. W Turner himself left his mark on art history as an influential English painter known for his mesmerizing pencil drawings. Intriguingly enough, even an English knight from c1323 finds connection to this name through a brass rubbing discovered at Pebmarsh Church in Essex. And let us not forget John William Waterhouse's enchanting works or Brightside Works' steel manufacturer - William Jessop and Sons - contributing to industrial progress in 1900. Lastly but certainly not least is Ted Williams: an American baseball player who soared both on the field and above it as he posed confidently inside a Grumman F9F-6 Panther fighter plane during World War II while serving as a pilot for the U. S Marine Corps. Through these diverse hints spanning centuries and continents emerges one common thread: William represents resilience, creativity, bravery, innovation - truly embodying countless stories waiting to be explored further.