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Autograph letter signed : Brantwood, to "Beloved Mammina" [Lucia Gray Swett Alexander], 1886 Nov. 17.

Author: Joan Severn; Lucia Gray Swett; Helen Gill Viljoen
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Thanking Mammina for writing openly on the Millais subject, noting that Ruskin and his mother often talked openly about it with Severn. Noting that she is sure Ruskin's mother was "most indulgent and kind, in all ways to her son's wife," though neither she nor her husband approved of the marriage, and that Ruskin later saw that it had been a marriage of convenience and that Effie had "made love to him to save her  Read more...
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Named Person: Francesca Alexander; Euphemia Chalmers Gray Millais, Lady; John Ruskin
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Severn; Lucia Gray Swett; Helen Gill Viljoen
OCLC Number: 427417446
In: Collection of letters from Lucia Gray Swett Alexander to Joan Severn
Notes: Signed "your ever grateful loving Figlia."
Marked "Please burn - for yourself."
Written on stationery with "Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire" embossed in red. Envelope with postmarks (marked Ambleside) addressed to Mrs. Alexander, 21 Piazza Santa Maria Novello, Florence, Italy, and with docket on verso noting "most private [but with] permission to keep from Mrs. Severn."
Part of a large collection of letters from Lucia Gray Swett Alexander to Joan Severn. Items in this collection are described in individual records.
Description: 1 item (6 p.) ; 17.7 cm. + envelope.

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Thanking Mammina for writing openly on the Millais subject, noting that Ruskin and his mother often talked openly about it with Severn. Noting that she is sure Ruskin's mother was "most indulgent and kind, in all ways to her son's wife," though neither she nor her husband approved of the marriage, and that Ruskin later saw that it had been a marriage of convenience and that Effie had "made love to him to save her Father from disgrace" and was already engaged. Describing in detail the beginning and ending of the marriage. With a postscript noting that Ruskin's health has improved.

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