John Ruskin letters to Joan Severn, 1866; 1888 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ID: 01/02/02/POST-1650 MS 0009
Extent: 31.0 Items
Predominant Dates: 1888
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Scope and Contents: This collection (31 items) contains correspondence related to English writer John Ruskin. Early items include a letter by Ruskin's mother, Margaret, and 3 letters from John Ruskin to Arthur Severn regarding their artwork. The bulk of the collection consists of 26 letters that John Ruskin wrote to his cousin, Joan Severn, while traveling in France, Italy, and Switzerland in September and October 1888. Ruskin discussed his travel plans, his health, finances, and the locales he visited. See below for more information on each item.