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Severn, Joan 1846-1924

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Works: 517 works in 550 publications in 1 language and 639 library holdings
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posthumous Publications by Joan Severn, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Joan Severn
London, to Joan Severn by Patrick Campbell ( Book )
in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thanking her for the "delightful time together in the Professor's [John Ruskin] library."
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche ( Book )
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, Ireland], to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche ( Book )
in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telling her of the seedlings and plants she will send her; relating news of family and friends
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche ( Book )
5 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Talking of the very cold weather; asking if the stocking order she placed with "K-D" [Kilcullen Dorcas Society] was received; describing the entries in the "Album of Confessions" to which she was invited to contribute; commenting about a "promising young Earl" who when asked for his "favorite characters in fiction" wrote 'Think them all bosh'. I should much enjoy seeing that Earl held under the Liffey for a few seconds;" saying they will be leaving for Menton "about the 1st."
[Italy], to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander ( Book )
in English and held by 3 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."
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche ( Book )
3 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remembering her recent visit to Brantwood; relating news of family, her garden and the weather
Brantwood, Coniston, to Jane Simon by Joan Severn ( Book )
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 ( Book )
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
place not specified, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche ( Book )
2 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thanking her for her letter particularly given how "worn-out" she is caring for Ruskin; saying "How strange & touching that he should think my poor child [Rose La Touche] still near him--perhaps she is--who can tell?"
All' Abetone, to "Dearest Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander ( Book )
2 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discussing the health of Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, and his slowing recovery. Describing in detail a fair to be held for the benefit of the local orphanage, and discussing methods of philanthropy
Carnforth, to Joan Severn by J. A Fuller-Maitland ( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saying he wishes he could accept her invitation to come to Brantwood but his work will keep him at home; saying he has "complete strangers asking to sketch lately & in some quiet dell or grove one is suddenly conscious of a piece of bad perspective;" saying that "There is a good excitement now, because a spoonful or two of carbide has been 'released' so we shall be able to have some gas here & there instead of groping our way about the house."
Rottingdean, to Joan Severn by Georgiana Burne-Jones ( Book )
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 ( Book )
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."
Florence, to "Mia amata altra" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett ( Book )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Thanking Severn for her letter, noting that she "cannot resist the temptation of writing to thank [her] for it though [Swett's] letter writing days are over." Condoling over the Roman Catholicism of Severn's daughter in law. Discussing mortality and referencing the death of Countess Rasponi, "who was such an admirer of [Severn's] D.P.'(John Ruskin) s writings," and whom Swett believes Severn met when she visited Florence. Noting that she and Francesca are "both well and comfortable, in spite of advanced and singularly advanced years."
All' Abetone, to "Dearest Cugina" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander ( Book )
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
Florence, to "Dearest Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander ( Book )
1 edition published in 1888 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Concerning the health of Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin: Alexander is "terrified " at the "very idea of the legal steps [Severn] speaks of," and concerned that the present "attack" is "something quite different from the delerium of illness." Reassuring Severn that Ruskin is "apt to turn against [Severn]" only when he is "not himself," and that the "more he is himself, the more he clings to [her]." Also lamenting that a new law has forbidden the sending of plants out of the country, keeping Alexander from directing anemone roots to Severn as requested
Dublin, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche ( Book )
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
place not specified, to Joan Severn by Georgiana Burne-Jones ( Book )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Thanking her for "the magic mirror of the past which you have sent me in those old letters! My heart melts within me and I cannot write of it. But how I thank God that I have your love, and that we have such piercing memories together. Also I am touched beyond words at St. C's ([Ruskin] having kept my letters together with Edward's [Burne-Jones]."
place not specified, to Joan Agnew Severn by John Ruskin ( Book )
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
[Italy], to "Dearest Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander ( Book )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Enclosing part of a letter from Mr. Spielmann that relates the finding at a training college of one of the "lost drawings" from Alexander's Roadside Songs of Tuscany, and notes that the "lady chief said she ... would restore it to the rightful owner." (See MA 7362.133-135) Also concerning the health of Alexander's "Mammina," Lucia Gray Swett Alexander
 
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Alternative Names
Agnew, Joan Ruskin, 1846-1924
Agnew, Joanna 1846-1924
Ruskin Agnew, Joan, 1846-1924
Severn, Arthur, Mrs., 1846-1924
Severn, Joan Agnew Ruskin 1846-1924
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