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Autograph letter signed : Firenze, to "Dearest Joanie" [Joan Severn], 1903 Dec. 8.

Author: Francesca Alexander; Joan Severn; 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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Expressing great thanks for the package of "old letters" sent by Severn to the Alexanders, describing how "the Mammina's (Lucia Gray Swett Alexander) eyes filled with tears" on their receipt. Thanking Severn for writing Mr. Spielmann about Alexander's drawing (see MA 7362.132-133, 135), and thinking of the Severn family "all together on Xmas day in that dear Brantwood, which [she] know[s] so well, though [she has]  Read more...
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Named Person: John Ruskin; Lucia Gray Swett
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Alexander; Joan Severn; Helen Gill Viljoen
OCLC Number: 426905997
Notes: Signed "From your ever loving, never forgetting, Sorella Francesca."
The "old letters" probably refer to the correspondence from Alexander to Ruskin.
Alexander's failing eyesight impeded her letter writing, and this letter is written entirely "by the hand of a friend," with Alexander penning only her signature.
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 (6 p.) ; 17.8 cm.

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Expressing great thanks for the package of "old letters" sent by Severn to the Alexanders, describing how "the Mammina's (Lucia Gray Swett Alexander) eyes filled with tears" on their receipt. Thanking Severn for writing Mr. Spielmann about Alexander's drawing (see MA 7362.132-133, 135), and thinking of the Severn family "all together on Xmas day in that dear Brantwood, which [she] know[s] so well, though [she has] never seen it & probably never shall see it."

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