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Ruskin, John Letter: Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire, to Joan Severn

 Collection — Container: Manuscripts (not separately boxed) - 1
Identifier: MS 0006a

Scope and Contents

Undated letter to "Darlingest Grannie", i.e., Joan Severn, in which he discusses his grief and seeing his children.

Dates

  • ca. 1819-1900

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical Note

John Ruskin, artist and philosopher, born in 1819 to Margaret Cox and John James Ruskin in London, England. Attended Oxford University but his study was interrupted for two years by illness. Received his B.A. in 1842 and his M.A. in 1843. He taught art at Oxford and wrote extensively throughout his life, most notably on art and social issues. In 1871 he tried to found a utopia in England, and for the remainder of his life continued to urge social reform. Ruskin died on January 20, 1900, in Coniston, England.

Extent

0.04 Linear Feet (1 folder containing 2 items)

Abstract

Ruskin, John, 1819-1900; Artist and philosopher. The collection consists of an undated letter to "Darlingest Grannie," i.e., Joan Severn, in which he discusses his grief and seeing his children.
Title
Letter : Brantwood, to Joan Severn Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire, to Joan Severn, [18--]
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2004
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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