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Fri Mar 21 17:16:11 2014 UTClccn-n831236280.10Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Gray,0.631.00Smith, Elder, and Co. records,893037n 83123628John James Ruskinlccn-n79006950Ruskin, John1819-1900lccn-no96067519Ruskin, Margaret Cock1781-1871lccn-n81108607Burd, Van Akin1914-othedtlccn-sh96002424Ruskin familylccn-n50042928Bradley, John Lewisedtlccn-n83123629Hayman, John1935-lccn-n50041759Millais, Euphemia Chalmers GrayLady1828-1897np-harrison, william hHarrison, William H.np-gray, georgeGray, Georgenp-viljoen, helen gillViljoen, Helen GillRuskin, John JamesRecords and correspondenceHistoryAuthors, EnglishRuskin, John,TravelCriticsGreat BritainRuskin familyRuskin, John JamesEuropeItaly--VeniceBritishTennyson, Alfred Tennyson,--Baron,Hunt, Leigh,James, Henry,Smith, Elder, and CoEnglandBrowning, Robert,Dickens, Charles,Publishers and publishingSmith, George,Burton, Frederic William,Ruskin, Margaret Cock,Hardy, Thomas,Doyle, Arthur Conan,Nightingale, Florence,Collins, Wilkie,17851864180518071808180918101811181218131815181718201827182818301832183318341836183718381840184118431847184818491850185118521853185418551856185718581859186018611863186419551962196919731978198220021807180194828.809PR52637085ocn000524260book19730.59Ruskin, John JamesThe Ruskin family letters: the correspondence of John James Ruskin, his wife, and their son, John, 1801-1843Records and correspondence+-+20725965354274ocn008964212book19820.73Ruskin, JohnLetters from the Continent, 1858Records and correspondence3612ocn000783650book19550.63Ruskin, JohnRuskin's letters from Venice, 1851-1852HistoryRecords and correspondence102ocn185822603book19730.47Ruskin, John JamesThe Ruskin family letters : the correspondence of John James Ruskin, his wife, and their son, John, 1801-1843+-+207259653582ocn185822611book19730.47Ruskin, John JamesThe Ruskin family letters : the correspondence of John James Ruskin, his wife, and their son, John, 1801-1843+-+207259653561ocn257911982book19730.47Ruskin, John James1837-184361ocn257912437book19730.47Ruskin, John James1801-183722ocn270914258book18480.10Ruskin, John JamesAutograph letter signed : London, to Mr. GraySaying he feels much for Mr. and Mrs. Gray and trusts Mr. Gray to bear his difficulties with fortitude and trusts Mr. Gray to apply his "great good sense & fine energies" to the preservation of his business--"a property which can never leave you." George's "application and steadiness are now of immense importance," though Mr. Ruskin has always thought his education "too much varied and interrupted by pleasure for a man of business." Mr. Gray is like thousands who have been ruined by the speculations of the day. The danger is his not having enough vigor of mind and body to prosecute his daily affairs; it he preserves his vigor, he may yet be wealthy. His creditors would benefit if a public exposure could be avoided because there would be less injury to his business. He does not blame Mr. Gray individually for bold speculations: the Scotch are speculative and like getting rich without labor. Mr. Gray will be all right if he closes accounts and does not try to retrieve his fortune through further speculation. Let him now try to see how much can be made out of a law business in Perth. Even if his speculations had succeeded, what would he have gained? His children smile as sweetly on £500 a year as on £5000. His son will doubtless be in Perth directly, and he does not object to the marriage taking place during Lent, if more convenient. He and Mrs. Ruskin leave it all to the Grays11ocn270917854book18510.10Ruskin, John JamesAutograph letter signed : Denmark Hill, to Mr. Gray11ocn755935375book18130.10Ruskin, Catherine TweddalePerth, to John James RuskinExpressing her thanks to the Lord for the news that her son is better; saying it will be a day to be remembered for her prayers have been answered and she is at peace; saying that his father is still waiting for him at Newcastle and is distressed not to have heard from Margaret; asking them to take good care of him when he arrives; telling him that his sister is worried about him11ocn270912018book18600.10Ruskin, John JamesAutograph letter signed : [n.p.], to W.H. HarrisonOffering 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."11ocn270912158book19620.10Ruskin, John JamesTyped copy of a portion of an autograph letter : Denmark Hill, to W.H. HarrisonSaying that yesterday when Mr. Harrison asked whether he was drinking Mr. Ruskin's oldest port, and was told he was not, "I was a little afraid ... you did not feel yourself sufficiently honoured--now the wine you had, 9 years in the bottle, is the finest of the two though the other is 32 years old--" The incident led him to think of how his talk, yesterday, might have created "erroneous impressions ... of luxury indulged in at Denmark Hill having sherry at £300 & £600 a Butt & what affronts. I might unwittingly give by not producing them always to my friends"--The fact is this: "none of these very old & costly wines would be in my house, were they not a part of the apparatus of my business--I daresay you & Mr. Runciman carried away the notion that I bought the Octave of £300 sherry for my own & my friends drinking. Not so--" These pints of precious wine are used "when any of our Country correspondents come to town & are curious to know what such costly sherry can taste like. --offer to send a pint to their Hotel & so though I have paid my Xeres House for it, nearly the whole goes from me in presents to my customers--" The bottle from which Mr. Harrison drank his half glass "has stood within my reach these six months untouched--I give it in thimblefuls being strong as brandy & besides I can no more let bottles of it be emptied at my Table than I can let sample bottles be emptied at Billiter Street--The sherry you had at will yesterday was the Queen's sherry & 1848 claret at 10/6 a bottle. Mr Domecq has driven Champagne off my Table not allowing it to be a wine at all to Mrs. Ruskin's satisfaction as she thinks it an improper wine for the private Table of the middle classes. I am my dear Sir ... "' [P.S.] I almost wish you would let this letter go on to C. Runciman Esqr ... [his address]11ocn270912093book18610.10Ruskin, John JamesTyped copy of a portion of an autograph letter : Denmark Hill, to W.H. HarrisonSaying he will never again have 12 people at table; more than 8 cannot be comfortable. He is grateful for the "many kind words beautifully said of both son & Mother." He is glad Mr. Harrison has by his side such "a glorious specimen of my Countrymen in their best aspects" as Mr. Todd: "I used to think in the first years of our Intimacy that your estimate of the Scotch character was by no means flattering & of course was very far from being correct." He will try to get Mr. Harrison & Mr. Todd together, some day, for a dinner of 8," & no more."11ocn270912152book19620.10Ruskin, John JamesTyped copy of a portion of an autograph letter : Norwood, to W.H. HarrisonSaying that all Mr. Harrison's letters have been sent to his son. In the last note, "you seemed to Mrs. Ruskin to be unusually serious and I fear are much plagued. If the use of Đ100--for any period would be of use--I can give it just now--my son stays at Geneva to our great disappointment."11ocn270912095book18610.10Ruskin, John JamesTyped copy of a portion of an autograph letter : Denmark Hill, to W.H. HarrisonAsking if he can dine at Denmark Hill to advise Mr. Smith Williams about a volume of extracts from Modern Painters. He did not ask for tickets for John's Royal Institution Lecture either for himself or Mr. Harrison. "John had changed his subject & bungled all & his man [Crawley] found his lecture as different from his ... Bradford & other lectures that he lost his night's sleep on it from vexation. My son in the contrary had one of the pleasantest dreams he ever had in his life--after it so is not hurt--but I am very sorry that drawing one of the largest audiences ever seen at R. Instn. he should have taken as little trouble to do well--" [this may be a reference to the lecture at which Effie & Lady Eastlake sat in the front row laughing until he broke down]11ocn270912058book18570.10Ruskin, John JamesTyped copy of a portion of an autograph letter : Denmark Hill, to W.H. HarrisonDescribing the death of Dr. Grant and his funeral [this portion of the letter not transcribed by Lady Wortley]. In Richmond, his loss will be generally mourned, and his daughters, Mrs. Edwardes and Mrs. Hayes, will feel it deeply. He is just leaving for Liverpool. "The Book moves--but it moves slowly."11ocn270911960book18530.10Ruskin, John JamesAutograph letter signed : Denmark Hill, to W.H. HarrisonSaying that if Mr. Harrison will send the "few remaining sheets of 3 Vol Staves" to Mr. Rowan, his son thinks that he can send the MS at once to press, having seen Mr. Rowan's and Mr. Harrison's remarks on one proof or revise. But Mr. Harrison would oblige John James if he would send to him the sheets "as I like to see your pencil remarks."' He would then get them safely and soon to Mr. Rowan. He has sent to his son Mr. Harrison's long, agreeable, and amusing letter11ocn270911964book18530.10Ruskin, John JamesAutograph letter signed : Denmark Hill, to W.H. HarrisonHoping that Mr. Harrison's drive did him good; John James Ruskin was glad to have missed him when he called today. He is having sent him twelve dozen bottles of fine sherry, which he hopes will help him, if taken to order. But only persevering exercise and air can cure jaundice--a "most dread and dreary malady," as John James Ruskin realized through having known it once in his own life. "Can you give me a single line to enable me to tell John how you are?"11ocn270912097book18610.10Ruskin, John JamesTyped copy of a portion of an autograph letter : Denmark Hill, to W.H. HarrisonThanking him for "table of contents of the Volume of Extracts." It "literally speaks Volumes for the Book & the Selectors. It reads wonderfully attractive & exciting & will tell & sell I'm certain very well-- ... I cannot understand how you & Mr. Williams have put [illegible] into 320 pages of print readable it is presumed under Railway Motion."11ocn270912092book18610.10Ruskin, John JamesTyped copy of a portion of an autograph letter : Denmark Hill, to W.H. HarrisonNoting that Ruskin is nearly well but has not yet left his room. Can Mr. Harrison join a few friends at dinner on Friday? Please say nothing about it to "Mr. Fs" because he and Mrs. R. "are unable for all my customers."1073ocn003845159book19780.63Ruskin, JohnRuskin's letters from Venice, 1851-1852HistoryRecords and correspondence11ocn270868216book0.10Ruskin, John[n.p.], mainly written to his father11ocn039118103book0.47Ruskin, JohnManuscript and typed transcripts of letters to his father and other persons, 1845-1863Records and correspondence11ocn026661102mix1.00Smith, Elder, and CoSmith, Elder, and Co. recordsHistoryAutographsThe collection contains autograph letters from the files of the London publishing firm of Smith, Elder, and Co. Letters are from writers and artists chiefly to George Smith (1824-1901); his mother, Elizabeth Murray Smith (1797-1878); or his wife, Elizabeth Blakeway Smith. The subject matter is, with a few exceptions, social in nature. Correspondents include Robert Browning (three letters); Wilkie Collins (two); Charles Dickens (one); Arthur Conan Doyle (one); Thomas Hardy (one); Leigh Hunt (one); Henry James (one); Florence Nightingale (one); John Ruskin (one); John James Ruskin (father of John Ruskin), concerning financial arrangements of John Ruskin (three); Alfred Tennyson (one); Leigh Hunt (one); and Frederick William Burton (1816-1900) (eight)11ocn270508999book0.10Harrison, William HenryDenmark Hill, for John James RuskinDelivered at birthday dinners11ocn755780214book18090.10Ruskin, Catherine TweddaleEdinburgh, to Margaret CockExpressing gratitude to her for taking time away from her visit with her family to care for her son during his illness; sending her regards to Margaret's family11ocn755792365book18090.10Ruskin, Catherine Tweddaleplace not specified, to John Thomas RuskinInforming him that she received a letter from Margaret [Cock] and that John [John James Ruskin] is much better11ocn754109767book18630.10Ruskin, Johnplace not specified, to Jane SimonAsking her not to arrange for a visit with Miss Hall until he writes again; saying that his father is unwell+-+2072596535+-+2072596535Fri Mar 21 15:42:13 EDT 2014batch22526