William Snelling Hadaway (1872-1941) was an American artist specialising in metal design, jewellery and book illustration. He moved to London in 1897 and worked as a silversmith and teacher. In 1907 he took the post of Superintendent at the Madras Government School of Arts, which he held until 1927 (Culme, Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, p202). Alongside the likes of Charles Ashbee and Edward Spencer, Hadaway’s work was much featured and commended in the Studio. His archive is held at the Victoria & Albert Museum (AAD/1978, Blythe Road).