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John Ruskin collection of papers

Title
John Ruskin collection of papers, 1835-1914 bulk (1855-1889).
Author
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900.
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Description
204 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Biography (note)
  • John Ruskin was a British art critic, writer, lecturer and social commentator. Born on February 8, 1819, he published his first articles in Architectural Magazine under the pseudonym Kataphusin in 1837. He lectured at Oxford University as the Slade Professor of Fine Arts from 1870 to 1879 and from 1883 to 1884.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials was previously owned by W. T. H. Howe, Owen D. Young, Violet Hunt, Herschel Jones, R. B. Adam, and [--?] Fayerweather, and Benjamin R. Tucker.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
  • Will microfilm;
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Ruskin
Author
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900.
Title
John Ruskin collection of papers, 1835-1914 bulk (1855-1889).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts include holograph poems and essays, as well as a manuscript, entitled "From Ruskin," by George Cram Cook in Cook's hand. The correspondence includes letters, dating from 1855 to 1889, from the author to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Oscar Wilde, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from [1859] to 1914, between various correspondents, including Francesca Alexander, Eliza Callahan Cleveland, Jean Ingelow, Walt Whitman, and others. There are letters to Ruskin from George Cruikshank, William Holman Hunt, Jean Ingelow, and Oscar Wilde, dating from 1867 to 1884.
Biography
John Ruskin was a British art critic, writer, lecturer and social commentator. Born on February 8, 1819, he published his first articles in Architectural Magazine under the pseudonym Kataphusin in 1837. He lectured at Oxford University as the Slade Professor of Fine Arts from 1870 to 1879 and from 1883 to 1884.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Processing Action
Will microfilm; 20080603
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Alexander, Francesca, 1837-1917.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861.
Cleveland, Eliza Callahan.
Cook, George Cram, 1873-1924.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Hunt, William Holman, 1827-1910.
Ingelow, Jean, 1820-1897.
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Adam, R. B. (Robert Borthwick), 1863-1940. Former owner
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942. Former owner
Jones, Herschel V. (Herschel Vespasian), 1861-1928. Former owner
Tucker, Benjamin Ricketson, 1854-1939. Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Ruskin [Text]
*Z-10351 [Microfilm]
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