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Severn, Joan 1846-1924

Overview
Works: 537 works in 579 publications in 1 language and 668 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR5263, 828.809
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan Severn
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( )

6 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing of her cousin's ill health and her stay with them at Harristown; writing of the rent strikes organised by the National [Land] League
[Harristown], to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling her of the seedlings and plants she will send her; relating news of family and friends
London, to Joan Severn by Beatrice Harraden( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanking her for the "delightful time together in the Professor's [John Ruskin] library."
[Italy], to "Dearest Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( )

5 editions published between 1886 and 1903 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noting the "temendous cold of January" has prevented Alexander from sending flowers for Ruskin's birthday, and expressing sadness beacuse "that seems to be the last little thing [she] can do for [her] poor Fratello." Asking Severn to remember her to Ruskin, "if by any chance he remembers" Alexander
John Ruskin's correspondence with Joan Severn : sense and nonsense letters by John Ruskin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great Library Edition of the Works of John Ruskin spans 39 volumes and, over the course of the century, further compilations of his private diaries and letters have appeared: but the most important epistolary relationship of his later years, shared with his Scottish cousin Joan (Agnew Ruskin) Severn, has until now been entirely unpublished. These letters - more than 3,000 of them - have been challenging for Ruskin scholars to draw upon, with their baby-talk, apparent nonsense and unelaborated personal references. Yet they contain important statements of Ruskin's opinions on travel, on fashion, on the ideal arts and crafts home, on effective education and other questions, and Ruskin often used his letters to Severn as a substitute for his personal diary. In this important new edition, Dickinson presents an edited, annotated selection of a correspondence which, until now, has been almost inaccessible to scholars of Ruskin and of the Victorian period."--Jacket
[Italy], to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( )

4 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Referencing the health of Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, and thanking Severn for the "precious message" from him, hoping that "at last [their] prayers begin to be answered."
[Italy], to [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( )

4 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relating a folktale told to Alexander by Polissena, concerning the baby Jesus being suckled by a young unmarried woman
Lugano, to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( )

3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerning potential publication of Alexander's Roadside Songs of Tuscany, indicating that the wish of her "Mammina," Lucia Gray Swett Alexander, "is to have the whole book reproduced by photograph ... page by page ... just as she saw it growing up under [Alexander's] hand, years ago," but reiterating that "the manuscripts ... are in no way [the Alexander's] property." Noting that Alexander will send to Severn under another cover a letter "from a young Canadian lady ... telling about a visit which she made to the Mother of the Orphans," hoping that it will interest Severn and Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, but requesting that Severn send the letter back to Alexander when she has read it
[Italy], to [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

3 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inquiring after the mental health of John Ruskin, noting that Swett can "hardly understand if [Severn's] account of Him is encouraging or not." Assuring Severn that anything she discusses with the Alexanders "is as forgotten." Also describing the pronunciation of Illinois
[Harristown, Ireland], to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( )

3 editions published between 1882 and 1886 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relating news of her son and daughter-in-law; discussing a cap she would like to knit for St. C. [Ruskin]; enclosing a sample of the red wool that she would like to use; relating details of a violent storm that caused flooding and significant damage to their property; discussing local neighborhors; discussing a "horrid book" she is reading
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( )

2 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing news of family and friends; discussing the flower specimens she is sending with the hopes that they will grow at Brantwood
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( )

2 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering her recent visit to Brantwood; relating news of family, her garden and the weather
All' Abetone, to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( )

2 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing the health of "Fratello," John Ruskin, and asking Severn to notify Alexander as soon Ruskin is well enough to receive letters
Brantwood, Coniston, to Jane Simon by Joan Severn( )

2 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanking her for her letter and saying how very much Ruskin enjoyed it; describing how busy she is managing the affairs of Brantwood and also Herne Hill
place not specified, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanking her for the invitation to call on Wednesday; inviting her to lunch on Friday; wishing her a Happy Christmas
Rottingdean, to Joan Severn by Georgiana Burne-Jones( )

2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sending a formal request for Ruskin's permission for her to use 40 letters between Ruskin and Edward Burne-Jones "either to print any letter of those I send entire or to make any selections."
London, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( )

2 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saying how grieved she is to hear that Ruskin is ill again; asking "is it the same illness as before? I fear it must be serious as you were telegraphed for."
Dublin, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wishing her a belated Happy New Year; discussing the "curiously horrible weather" they are having that winter
All' Abetone, to "Dearest Cugina" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( )

1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thanking Severn for the a delivery of cardboard sent by Mr. Severn, without which Alexander's "work would have come to a standstill." Also mentioning that Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, must be very lonely in his recovery without Severn
place not specified, to Joan Agnew Severn by John Ruskin( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Asking her to convey his gratitude to the Richmond family for their kindnesses to him, to his mother and father and to her
 
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John Ruskin's correspondence with Joan Severn : sense and nonsense letters
Alternative Names
Agnew, Joan Ruskin 1846-1924

Agnew, Joanna 1846-1924

Ruskin Agnew, Joan 1846-1924

Severn, Arthur 1846-1924 Mrs

Severn, Arthur Mrs. 1846-1924

Severn, Joan Agnew Ruskin 1846-1924

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