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Autograph letter signed : Brantwood, to "Dearest Sorella" [Francesca Alexander] 1889 July 1.

Author: John Ruskin; Francesca Alexander; Helen Gill Viljoen
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Collection of letters from Francesca Alexander to Joan Severn
Database:WorldCat
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Thanking Alexander for her "quite lovely letter," and sending "dearest love" to Alexander's Mammina, Lucia Gray Swett Alexander, as well as to Marina, and to Raffaelli and Angelo and their wives. Discussing Ruskin's health, noting that he has "taken a fit of caring for nothing, and what is worse of lazy bed-keeping." Also mentioning that Joanie (Joan Severn) is away in Scotland and that Ruskin "is nothing without  Read more...
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Named Person: Joan Severn; Lucia Gray Swett; Joan Severn; Lucia Gray Swett
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Ruskin; Francesca Alexander; Helen Gill Viljoen
OCLC Number: 426915597
Notes: Signed "Ever your lovingest Fratello R."
Written on stationery with "Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire" ebossed in red. Envelope with postmarks (marked Ambleside) addressed to Miss Francesca Alexander, Ferma in Posta, Venezia, Italy, and with docket on verso.
Part of a large collection of letters primarily from Francesca Alexander to Joan Severn. Items in this collection are described in individual records.
Description: 1 item (2 p.) ; 17.7 cm. + envelope.

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Thanking Alexander for her "quite lovely letter," and sending "dearest love" to Alexander's Mammina, Lucia Gray Swett Alexander, as well as to Marina, and to Raffaelli and Angelo and their wives. Discussing Ruskin's health, noting that he has "taken a fit of caring for nothing, and what is worse of lazy bed-keeping." Also mentioning that Joanie (Joan Severn) is away in Scotland and that Ruskin "is nothing without her," and that he is trying "to show her a little how [he] love[s] her."

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