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Ruskin, John James

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Works: 100 works in 205 publications in 1 language and 1,823 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Textbooks  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR5263, 828.809
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The Ruskin family letters: the correspondence of John James Ruskin, his wife, and their son, John, 1801-1843 by John James Ruskin( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from the Continent, 1858 by John Ruskin( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruskin's letters from Venice, 1851-1852 by John Ruskin( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Gray by John James Ruskin( )

31 editions published between 1847 and 1854 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In reply to Mr. Gray's letter, he has consulted a man of sound judgment about railroad shares, who advises people who can meet calls without selling to hold their shares because all railroad property is below value, but otherwise to well. If Mr. Gray bought 200 shares of Boulogne, J. J. Ruskin has little hope of his getting clear, he having considered himself venturous to buy 25. As to keeping Mr. Gray's "situation private," he heard that Mr. Gray was a ruined man six months ago. What distresses Mr. Ruskin is Mr. Gray's having to go into bankruptcy, thus losing the confidence of the county of Perth and perhaps two-thirds of his business. He is also "sorely vexed" at Mr. Gray's "taking this time to disturb the young people..." John cannot help, knowing that if he were "to be security for a single hundred for the best friend he has--he should never see a shilling more of my money--" He himself gets so upset when he hears about speculation that he would almost beg Mr. Gray not to mention such affairs to him or to John or, if he dare presume, to Effie. He is nervous and easily made ill, and his health is of some consequence to John and Phemy. Yet he would be obliged if Mr. Gray could postpone for a few months his winding up, after which he would be prepared for the worst. He concludes that Mr. Gray's house is as good as gone. Although John will write in a different strain, he is "naturally annoyed" that all this should come on the young people. It would have been better to have told him in October or November than just on the point of consummation. He went through the same sort of thing with his brother-in-law "whom I used to tell when he boasted of his property that I did not value any man in Perth at fifty shillings."
The Ruskin family letters : the correspondence of John James Ruskin, his wife, and their son, John, 1801-1843 by John James Ruskin( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typed copy of a portion of an autograph letter : [n.p.], to W.H. Harrison by John James Ruskin( )

23 editions published between 1855 and 1962 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noting that Ruskin is nearly at the end of writing Modern Painters V but did not wish to receive proof till the composition was complete. Because Smith & Elder lay great stress on the book's appearing in May, correction must begin by Saturday, the 28th. Therefore on Saturday Mr. Harrison will receive the "10 sheets 160 pages" already in print "which you will greatly oblige by looking over with your quick & critical Eye," sending them to Ruskin one, two, or three sheets at a time, as may suit his convenience. No one outside his own family should see the sheets," as it is desired to run the work quietly and quickly through the press. My son hopes 20 days may suffice" [Modern Painters V issued 14 June 1860]. May they have the pleasure of his company at dinner on Sunday?
Autograph letter signed : Denmark Hill, to W.H. Harrison by John James Ruskin( )

13 editions published between 1851 and 1863 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saying that Mrs. Ruskin will not hear of Ruskin's making a round trip of 400 miles to dine with them on her birthday. In his son's absence, Mr. Harrison's presence will be the more needed
Typed copy of a portion of an autograph letter : [n.p.], to W.H. Harrison by John James Ruskin( )

10 editions published between 1856 and 1962 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wondering if Mr. Harrison could join them on September 2 with John and Mary Tweddale, the Susan Tweddale (now Mrs. Paterson) and her husband. He and Mrs. Ruskin are "such confirmed invalids" they can have only a few relatives "with your good self."
1801-1837 by John James Ruskin( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1837-1843 by John James Ruskin( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typed copy of a portion of an autograph letter : 7 Billister Street, to W.H. Harrison by John James Ruskin( )

5 editions published between 1860 and 1962 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Lady Wortley quotes only the last two sentences of this letter which, out of context, are scarcely meaningful]
Typed copy of a portion of an autograph letter : Dover, to W.H. Harrison by John James Ruskin( )

3 editions published between 1855 and 1860 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sending Ruskin's pamphlet on Royal Academy exhibition. It is in its second edition, as are also the Seven Lamps and Edinburgh Lectures
Autograph letter signed : Calverley Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, to W.H. Harrison by John James Ruskin( )

3 editions published between 1852 and 1860 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanking him for information about the Lady of Venice who lives beyond her income. He does not doubt that she appealed to Effie who appealed to John to ask him to be security for her. He has recommended what he would do himself were he exceeding his income with hope that he could live under it in a few years: he would let his house and live in lodgings. Momentarily, some acquaintances would drop him, but they would return when he returned to living in his usual style. Mr. Bensley's(?) loss of votes was his own fault. Mrs. Ruskin was ready to support him but was given to understand that he did not wish the votes. He has sent Mr. Harrison's amusing letter to his son
Autograph letter signed : [Denmark Hill], to W.H. Harrison by John James Ruskin( )

2 editions published between 1853 and 1860 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering congratulations on the Directors' having acknowledged Mr. Harrison's merits and deserts. Although he is still suffering from a miserable malady which unfits him for the dinner table, he hopes that Mr. Harrison will join them next Wednesday with the Tweddales. "Unto this Last"--signed J. R. "to relieve Thackeray from backing such Utopian notions"--will appear in the august Cornhill. John gave his father "the option of using it or not," thinking he would not approve, but "I am delighted with it."
Autograph letter signed : [London], to W.H. Harrison by John James Ruskin( )

2 editions published between 1853 and 1858 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saying that because Mr. Harrison sent the enclosed sheets before he had quite finished with them, John James Ruskin would now be "infinitely obliged" if he would glance quickly "over the yet unregarded pages" and send all on to Mr. Rowan as soon as possible. Can Mr. Harrison dine with them on Mrs. Ruskin's birthday, 2 September. "She will admit no visitors but you and Dr. Grant."
Autograph letter signed : Chamouni, to Mr. Gray by John James Ruskin( )

2 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autograph letter signed : Denmark Hill, to Mr. Gray by John James Ruskin( )

2 editions published between 1848 and 1851 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autograph letter signed : Plymouth, to Mr. Gray by John James Ruskin( )

1 edition published in 1828 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saying he received Mr. Gray's letter, together with shocking news of his sister's death. It is necessary to think of the Richardson children. He will take Mary to London as soon as they get home. Mr. Gray and the Trustees should advise John how to keep the property together. He and Mrs. Ruskin are glad that Mrs. Gray has had a daughter [Euphemia, b. 7 May 1828] and is doing well
11 Waterloo Place [London], to John James Ruskin by James Hogg( )

1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thanking him very warmly for his "too liberal subscription" to The Queen's Wake
Geography illustrated on a popular plan : for the use of schools and young persons, with thirty-five engravings by R Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 1820 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Ruskin family letters: the correspondence of John James Ruskin, his wife, and their son, John, 1801-1843The Ruskin family letters : the correspondence of John James Ruskin, his wife, and their son, John, 1801-1843
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John James Ruskin

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The Ruskin family letters : the correspondence of John James Ruskin, his wife, and their son, John, 1801-1843