Sources and Bibliography
[anon] The Biograph and Review, August, 1879, pp.177-182. (This article was probably based, at least in part, on interviews or some other contact with Wallis himself.)
[anon] Obituary: George Wallis FSA, Journal of the Society of Arts, 27th November 1891
[anon] Correspondence and Newspaper Cuttings re Edward Bird, Wolverhampton Archives, call no: DX-174/7. (This is a small bound volume containing newspaper clippings of letters about the lives of Edward Bird and John Barney and also an autograph letter from Wallis).
Olga Baird, "The Knights of Museums: the Wallis Family and their Memorabilia in the Collection of the Wolverhampton Art Gallery, The Birmingham Historian, Issue 32, Summer 2008, pp. 23-29
Eric Benton, The Bilston Enamellers, English Ceramic Circle Transactions.
Anthony Burton, The Uses of the South Kensington Art Collections, Journal of the History of Collections, Vol. 14, No.1, 2002, pp. 79-95.
David Crowley, Introduction to Victorian Style, Eagle Editions, 1990
Stuart Durant, Ornament: a survey of decoration since 1830, MacDonald, 1986, especially Chapter Two.
Stuart Durant, Christopher Dresser, Academy, 1993
Paul Greenhalgh, Ephemeral Vistas, Manchester University Press, 1988.
Widar Halen, Christopher Dresser, Phaidon, 1990.
Joseph Jones, Historical Sketches of the Art and Literary Institutions of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, 1897, p. 152 ff. (Jones’s book on the japanning and allied industries of Wolverhampton contains a shorter account of Wallis which provides no further information. Jones seems to have written mainly from memory, aided by his own collection of papers accumulated in his lifetime, of events and people with whom he was closely connected in Wolverhampton. His information about Wallis probably came from some sort of acquaintance but mainly from what others would have told him and whatever Jones had noticed about Wallis in the press and elsewhere).
Kenneth W. Luckhurst, The Story of Exhibitions, Studio Publications, 1951
George Wallis, The Artistic, Industrial and Commercial Results of the Universal Exposition of 1855 in The Art Journal supplement for the Exhibition of Art-Industry in Paris, 1855. (This article may well be the same as the report Wallis made to the Board of Trade. The article is followed by 43 pages of illustration with notes. The notes and the choice of illustration may be Wallis’.)
George Wallis, Recent Progress in Design as Applied to Manufacture, Journal of the Society of Arts, Vol. 4, 14 March, 1856.
George Wallis, On Embroidery by Machinery, Journal of the Society of Arts, 8th April 1859.
George Wallis, The New Art of Auto-Typography, Journal of the Society of Arts, 17th April 1863
George Wallis FSA, Original Designs for Art Manufacture, The Art Journal, 1880 (passim)
Wolverhampton Chronicle, June 14th 1911. (This newspaper contains a biographical sketch of Wallis, published 100 years after his birth. It contains information about his date of death and the identity of one of his sons).
The Art Union, later the Art Journal, had a special supplement on the 1845-46 Exhibition of Art and Industry at the Royal Institution, in its January 1846 issue but it has not been used here.
I am obliged to Francesca Cambridge and to Vin Callcut for several of the above references; and to Nicola Allen, the Archivist and Records Manager of the Royal Society of Arts for help in collecting material.
So far I have noted, from the Catalogue of the British Library, the Catalogue of the National Art Library and other sources, the following publications by George Wallis. The list may well not be complete.
Introductory Address, delivered 15th January 1844, to the Students of the Manchester School of Design, Manchester, 1844
The Study of the History, Pirnciples and Practice of Ornamental Art: an address delivered 20th January 1845, to the Students of the Manchester School of Design, Manchester, 1845
The Master's Report to the Council of the Attendance, Progress, etc., of the Students of the Manchester School of Design, for the Quarter Ending 25th March 1845, Manchester, 1845.
A Letter to the Council of the Manchester School of Design on the System of Teaching pursued in that School, London, 1845
A Farewell Letter to the Council, Subscribers, Friends and Students of the Manchester School of Design: containing a full exposition of the Circumstances Leading to his Resignation, London & Manchester, 1846
Art, Science and Manufacture as an Unity, an essay in four chapters: what we have been doing, what we are doing, what we ought to do, what we can do, The Art Journal, lst October and lst November 1851. [This was Wallis' entry for the Art Journal competition for an essay on "the best mode of rendering" the 1851 Great Exhibition "practically useful to the British Manaufacturer". It won second prize. It was privatele re-printed and circulated, London, 1851.
(with Sir Joseph Whitworth) The Industry of the United States in Machinery, Manufactures and Useful and Applied Arts, complied from the Official Reports of Messrs Whitworth and Wallis, London, 1854.
Report on the Re-Organisation of the Government School of Art, Birmingham, in the Years 1852, 1853 and 1854, London, 1854
The Artistic, Industrial and Commercial Results of the Universal Exposition of 1855 in The Art Journal supplement for the Exhibition of Art-Industry in Paris, 1855. (This article may well be the same as, or based on, Notes of Some Remarkable Objects Exhibited in the French, Foreign and British Colonial Departments of the Paris Universal Exhibition, furnished by Sir William Hooker, Sir Joseph Olliffe, Prof, Owen, Prof. Willis, Prof. W. Smith, C. Knight, G. Wallis, H. Cole, C.B. and Capt. Fowke, RE, and published for the information of Manufacturers, Workmen, etc., London, 1855).
Schools of Art in Relation to Trade and Manufactures, Birmingham, 1855
Recent Progress in Design as Applied to Manufacture, Journal of the Society of Arts, Vol. 4, 14 March, 1856.
Schools of Art: their Constitution and Management, comprising a Statement of the Present Position and Working of the Birmingham Central and Branch Schools, London, 1857 (a print of a paper delivered to the National Association for the Promotion of Science at Birmingham).
Catalogue of the Exhibition of Works of Art-Manufacture designed or executed by Students of the Schools of Art, London, 1858
On Embroidery by Machinery, Journal of the Society of Arts, 8th April 1859.
Address and Introductory Instructions to William Wallis's Drawing Book, Elementary Series, London, 1859
Fifty Diagrams to Illustrate the Delineation of Form, adapted to the Author's Lessons on the same Subject: with a preface containing Hints to Teachers on the Early Education of the Hand and Eye, London, [nd]
Diagrams and Instructions to the Used in the Collective Teaching of Elementary Linear Drawing, London, [nd]
Price List of Reproductions of Works of Art by means of Photography, Electrotype, etc., selected from the South Kensington Museum, London, 1859, second edition 1860.
The Art-Manufactures of Birmingham and Midland Counties in the International Exhibition of 1862, Birmingham, 1862 (re-printed from the Midland Counties Herald)
The New Art of Auto-Typography, Journal of the Society of Arts, 17th April 1863
The Royal House of Tudor: a Series of Biographical Sketches, illustrated with a Series of Portraits executed from Authentic Contemporary Works, reduced from Photographs taken from the original, London, 1866
Technical Education: a Letter, Birmingham, 1868
The New Art of Auto-Typography, London, 1868 [this is a re-printed copy of the Art Journal article of 1863].
Special Report on the Local Manufactures of South Staffordshire and East Worcstershire as represented in the South Staffordshire Exhibition held at Wolverhampton, 1869, London/Wolverhampton?, 
The Art Journal Catalogue of the International Exhibition of 1871, Art Journal, 1871
The Art Journal Catalogue of the International Exhibition of 1872, Art Journal, 1872
Language by Touch: a Narrative Illustrating the Instruction of the Blind and Deaf Mute, London, 
Swedenborg and Modern Culture, London, 1875
Decorative Art in Britain: Past, Present and Future, G. Falkner, Manchester, 1877
Jewellery, article in George P. Bevan, British Manufacturing Industries, 1878
Introduction to the Catalogue of a Special Loan Collection of Furniture [at the Bethnal Green Museum], London, 1878
Original Designs for Art Manufacture, The Art Journal, 1880 (passim)
British Art, Pictorial, Decorative and Industrial: a Fifty Years' Retrospect, 1832 to 1852, Chapman and Hall, London and Thomas Forman, Nottingham, 1882. (A paper read before the Arts Society, Nottingham Castle, on Tuesday, 31st October, 1882)
[editor] Comparative Anatomy as Applied to the Purposes of the Artist, London, 1883
Introduction to A Catalogue of Manufactures, Decorations and Designs, the Work of Students of the Schools of Art in Great Britain and Ireland, in connection with the Science and Arts Museums of South Kensington, W. Clowes, London, 1884.
The Art Journal report of the Paris Exhibition of 1855 said that this design "will not be considered an inappropriate finale or tailpiece to our catalogue". So it will not be inappropriate here as a finale to this account of George Wallis.