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Autograph letter signed : Venice, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn], 1889 June 21.

Author: Lucia Gray Swett; Joan Severn; Helen Gill Viljoen
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Informing Severn that the Talbots left Venice because "he married his second wife only six months after the death of his first, who was her sister." Discussing Francesca's eyesight, and describing their life in Venice. Noting that their upstairs neighbor has three dogs, and that Swett "thought of buying them with a view to giving them a permanent bath in the canal." With a postscript on an enclosure discussing "that  Read more...
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Named Person: Francesca Alexander; Kathleen Olander; John Ruskin
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Lucia Gray Swett; Joan Severn; Helen Gill Viljoen
OCLC Number: 426911356
In: Collection of letters from Lucia Gray Swett Alexander to Joan Severn
Notes: Postscript makred "Private -- Please Burn."
Signed "your devoted Mammina."
Written on stationery with an image of two men fishing. Envelope with postmarks (marked Venezia) addressed to Mrs. Arthur Severn, Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire, Inghilterra; upper left corner of recto also has image of two men fishing.
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 (3 p.) ; 21cm. + envelope.

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Informing Severn that the Talbots left Venice because "he married his second wife only six months after the death of his first, who was her sister." Discussing Francesca's eyesight, and describing their life in Venice. Noting that their upstairs neighbor has three dogs, and that Swett "thought of buying them with a view to giving them a permanent bath in the canal." With a postscript on an enclosure discussing "that strange affair of K.O.," Kathleen Olander, hoping that she gives Severn and Ruskin no "farther annoyance," but noting that "she may marry him yet in spite of [Severn] and even in spite of [Ruskin]."

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