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Swett, Lucia Gray

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Works: 137 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 387 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Poetry 
Roles: Compiler
Classifications: PR5263, 928.2
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John Ruskin's letters to Francesca and Memoirs of the Alexanders by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
5 editions published in 1931 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The visit of Lafayette, the old housekeeper's story by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
New England breakfast breads, luncheon and tea biscuits by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Sisters of reparatrice by Lucia Gray Swett( Computer File )
4 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Letters to Francesca and Memoirs of the Alexanders by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
[Florence], to [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Inquiring after the mental health of John Ruskin, noting that Swett can "hardly understand if [Severn's] account of Him is encouraging or not." Assuring Severn that anything she discusses with the Alexanders "is as forgotten." Also describing the pronunciation of Illinois
Florence, to "Mia benedetta Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Thanking Severn for the wonderful news about Ruskin's improved mental health, relating that the moment before her letter arrived she and Francesca had broken a wishbone. Francesca's was the longer half, and she wished for "good news of [her] Fratello" (Ruskin). Hoping for a "splendid sunrise, after such a long dark night." With a postscript from Francesca expressing thankfulness "for such a breaking away of the cloud," over Ruskin's health, noting that "even though it close again, it will not close forever."
Florence, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Inquiring after the mental health of Severn's "D.P.," John Ruskin, asking whether Dr. P. or Mackay (Ruskin's nurse) "have had previous experience" with Ruskin's illness, or whether it is "peculiar to his unexampled self." Discussing Lily's health, noting that her ""ups and downs" indicate some irregularity of health." Mentioning that Swett has enjoyed reading the account of Mr. Wakeful, noting that "his funeral was a splendid tribute to a splendid man," and that his passing was "such a terrible loss" to Severn and to his "poor delicate wife."
Florence, to "Mia amata altra" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 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."
Florence, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Discussing Severn's health and mentioning the improved condition of her "D.P.," John Ruskin. Lamenting the scattering and loss of Francesca's Roadside Songs manuscript, noting that Swett will "spare no pains and no money" to reproduce and preserve this "best work of F[rancesca]'s life." Asking Severn to keep this discussion about Roadside Songs a secret from Ruskin. Discussing Americans and slavery, noting that abroad the "distinction is so little understood between slave holders and others," and that "this generation, if not their children, must pass away before the degrading effects of slavery on the whites as well as the blacks will cease." Describing the American Civil War as "simply a war for or against slavery," stating that "the south "seceeded," refusing to recognize the right of the government to interfere in this matter, and to prevent that the slave trade, with all its horrors, should be resumed in the south." Asking what the Severns thought of Virginia, noting that "the fertile land was all worn out by bad cultivation, the whites being ignorant and lazy as well as the blacks." Recommending that Severn read Fanny Kemble's Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, though noting that it is not a book for Severn's "children to see."
Venezia, to Mrs. Arthur Severn [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Book )
1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Abetone, to "Mia adorata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Thanking Severn for her letters, "all bringing good news D[eo] G[ratis]." Asking her to direct letters to Bassano, and noting that Francesca is "well but not quite strong yet" and will write soon
Florence, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Thanking Severn for her good news about her "D.P.," John Ruskin, and noting that Severn's "dear Husband is the right one to contradict the ... nonsense and falsehood" discussed in MA 7363.46-49. Expressing happiness that "Miss L. is not coming back." Describing the "curious experiences [she] has with the poor," noting that "one of [their] regular ones ... over head and ears in debt, has just bought a piano ... and yet his wife and children must be helped," and mentioning Leitzia and Francesca's good health
Venice, to "Mia Figlia amata" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Begging Severn not to write the Alexanders if she is too tired or busy. Discussing the marriage of Mrs. Q.T. , expressing amazement that she means to "become a bride while still wearing the deepest widow's weeds," and inquiring "who and what is the future husband," and noting that "such a marriage can promise no happiness for they cannot respect themselves or each other." Mentioning Leitzia is in Florence, noting that the lawsuit is in the "Court of cassation after which there is no farther appeal," and that they are expected to win fifty million francs, which will be divided among three families. Stating that Murat left four children, one of whom married Washington's grand-niece
Abetone, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Discussing a recent attack of ill health suffered by John Ruskin, hoping that "the trouble is mental or hypochondriac [and that Severn's] presence may set it all right." Noting that the Alexanders have had received no letters from Ruskin, and that in an earlier letter to Francesca, he asked the Alexanders "to be sure and come to him if he stopped writing" as he "might need to see [them]." Also expressing concern over Severn's health, and with a postscript from Francesca, signed Sorella
Abetone, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Concerning the health of Swett's "Di Pa," John Ruskin, noting that if Severn is with him when "the restlessness and excitement come, the terrible scenes of last spring might be renewed." Discussing his recovery "out of England," and hoping that "if he conquers this time, he may be safe from violent attacks." Also discussing Severn's adolescent daughter, Lily, alluding to her late-starting period, and noting that while "she must not study much, riding on horseback and dancing are much esteemed in America for one of her age."
[Florence], to [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Describing gifts sent to Severn's children, and defining "Ciao" as "a word of Venice ... which in the dialect means "Schiavo" or slave," noting that it is used to say "your servant" or "my compliments." Noting that she has adopted it for her stationery since the blue stationery is no longer manufactured and because it serves for both herself and Francesca
Abetone, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Describing the local hunt for robbers and the recent robbery of a poor merchant. Also concerning the health of Swett's "Figlio," John Ruskin, noting that she "shall feel no anxiety as long as [Severn] and [Ruskin] are together" and that Severn has "been a very pelican to him, and spent [her] very life in taking care of him." Mentioning that the Alexanders intend to travel with the Belmonts for safety when they leave Abetone
Florence, to "Mia amata other," by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Describing Edwige's (Francesca's maid) bad cold, the death of Leitzia's mother, and the ill health of an English acquaintance. Inquiring after the mental health of John Ruskin, and noting that Mackay, his nurse, is invaluable. Describing Francesca's garden, and mentioning Polissena
Abetone, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )
1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Discussing "malicious ... criminal falsehoods" that perhaps concern John Ruskin's "mental condition." Noting that if the falsehoods are traced to Mr. Fleming, he "may find himself in a very awkward fix," and trusting "that it will be entirely cleared up." Acknowledging that Severn has the "matter in [her] own hands," but inquiring whether she should "send for [her] Husband" so that he may "do all that [the Severns] think best."
 
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