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Severn, Joan 1846-1924

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Works: 540 works in 579 publications in 1 language and 686 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR5263, 828.809
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Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
6 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Writing of her cousin's ill health and her stay with them at Harristown; writing of the rent strikes organised by the National [Land] League
[Harristown], to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Telling her of the seedlings and plants she will send her; relating news of family and friends
[Italy], to "Dearest Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
5 editions published between 1886 and 1903 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Concerning the poor health of Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, thankful that "his strength does not fail," and noting that it is "a fearful time" for Severn. Also mentioning Alexander's poor eyesight and apologizing for her "blind writing."
John Ruskin's correspondence with Joan Severn : sense and nonsense letters by John Ruskin( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"The great Library Edition of the Works of John Ruskin spans 39 volumes and, over the course of the century, further compilations of his private diaries and letters have appeared: but the most important epistolary relationship of his later years, shared with his Scottish cousin Joan (Agnew Ruskin) Severn, has until now been entirely unpublished. These letters - more than 3,000 of them - have been challenging for Ruskin scholars to draw upon, with their baby-talk, apparent nonsense and unelaborated personal references. Yet they contain important statements of Ruskin's opinions on travel, on fashion, on the ideal arts and crafts home, on effective education and other questions, and Ruskin often used his letters to Severn as a substitute for his personal diary. In this important new edition, Dickinson presents an edited, annotated selection of a correspondence which, until now, has been almost inaccessible to scholars of Ruskin and of the Victorian period."--Jacket
[Italy], to [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
4 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Relating a folktale told to Alexander by Polissena, concerning the baby Jesus being suckled by a young unmarried woman
[Italy], to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
4 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Concerning the health improving of Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, and Alexander's correspondence with Ruskin, which, Alexander notes, will be read and censored as needed by Severn. Also mentioning the improved health of Alexander's "Mammina," Lucia Gray Swett Alexander
[Florence and] Lugano, to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Discussing the "last wish that [Alexander's "Mammina," Lucia Gray Swett Alexander] seems to have left in this world:" to have Alexander's Roadside Songs of Tuscany "put together and published ... just as it left [her] hand." Asking whether "it would be possible, ... who has the right to authorise it, [and] ... whether [her] Fratello [John Ruskin, is] so well now that his consent could be asked or given," and noting that the Alexanders "have no right nor property in those pages." Asking Severn to tell Alexander when she may write to Ruskin "without doing harm."
[Harristown, Ireland], to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
3 editions published between 1882 and 1886 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Thanking her for her sock order; talking of the weather and the fact that it is "not a bit like summer;" relating news of her grandson, Ernest Ward, who is staying with her
[Florence], to [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 3 libraries 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
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sharing news of family and friends; discussing the flower specimens she is sending with the hopes that they will grow at Brantwood
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Remembering her recent visit to Brantwood; relating news of family, her garden and the weather
Rottingdean, to Joan Severn by Georgiana Burne-Jones( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sending a formal request for Ruskin's permission for her to use 40 letters between Ruskin and Edward Burne-Jones "either to print any letter of those I send entire or to make any selections."
All' Abetone, to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Discussing the health of "Fratello," John Ruskin, and asking Severn to notify Alexander as soon Ruskin is well enough to receive letters
place not specified, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Thanking her for the invitation to call on Wednesday; inviting her to lunch on Friday; wishing her a Happy Christmas
Brantwood, Coniston, to Jane Simon by Joan Severn( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Thanking her for her letter and saying how very much Ruskin enjoyed it; describing how busy she is managing the affairs of Brantwood and also Herne Hill
London, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Inviting her to have lunch with her that afternoon and then arranging for a visit to Herne Hill later in the afternoon
Dublin, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Wishing her a belated Happy New Year; discussing the "curiously horrible weather" they are having that winter
London, to Joan Severn by Madge Kendal( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Inviting Mr. and Mrs. Severn to lunch in the first note dated "Monday" and, in the second note which is undated, confirming that lunch will be at 1 o'clock on Thursday
place not specified, to Joan Agnew Severn by John Ruskin( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Asking her to convey his gratitude to the Richmond family for their kindnesses to him, to his mother and father and to her
 
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Alternative Names
Agnew, Joan Ruskin 1846-1924
Agnew, Joanna 1846-1924
Ruskin Agnew, Joan 1846-1924
Severn, Arthur 1846-1924 Mrs
Severn, Arthur Mrs. 1846-1924
Severn, Joan Agnew Ruskin 1846-1924
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English (74)
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