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Severn, Joan 1846-1924

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Works: 531 works in 553 publications in 1 language and 643 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 )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Sharing news of family, friends and her garden
[Harristown, Ireland], to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Telling her of the seedlings and plants she will send her; relating news of family and friends
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of his later years, shared with his Scottish cousin Joan (Agnew Ruskin) Severn, has until now been entirely unpublished.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."--BOOK JACKET
[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
Concerning potential publication of Alexander's Roadside Songs of Tuscany, indicating that the wish of her "Mammina," Lucia Gray Swett Alexander, "is to have the whole book reproduced by photograph ... page by page ... just as she saw it growing up under [Alexander's] hand, years ago," but reiterating that "the manuscripts ... are in no way [the Alexander's] property." Noting that Alexander will send to Severn under another cover a letter "from a young Canadian lady ... telling about a visit which she made to the Mother of the Orphans," hoping that it will interest Severn and Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, but requesting that Severn send the letter back to Alexander when she has read it
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
[Italy], to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Referencing the health of Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, and thanking Severn for the "precious message" from him, hoping that "at last [their] prayers begin to be answered."
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Discussing arrangements for her visit in August; asking if she and 'The Master" [John La Touche] might visit Brantwood "between May and Harvest."
London, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Saying how grieved she is to hear that Ruskin is ill again; asking "is it the same illness as before? I fear it must be serious as you were telegraphed for."
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
Rottingdean, to Joan Severn by Georgiana Burne-Jones( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Informing her that she has sent a packet of forty letters from "our beloved St. C. [Ruskin] which I ask his gracious permission to use as I find occasion in my memorial [for Edward Burne-Jones];" asking if she might forward them to George Allen after Ruskin has approved her use of them so that she could get a timely approval from Mr. Allen."
London, to Joan Severn ( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sending two zoo tickets and saying he only has "Sunday tickets left now;" discussing a possible lawsuit with a widow "asking me to use my influence to secure a compromise."
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
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
Florence, to "Mia amata altra" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Archival Material )
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."
All' Abetone, to "Dearest Cugina" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Thanking Severn for the a delivery of cardboard sent by Mr. Severn, without which Alexander's "work would have come to a standstill." Also mentioning that Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, must be very lonely in his recovery without Severn
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
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
Florence, to "Dearest Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1888 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Concerning the health of Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin: Alexander is "terrified " at the "very idea of the legal steps [Severn] speaks of," and concerned that the present "attack" is "something quite different from the delerium of illness." Reassuring Severn that Ruskin is "apt to turn against [Severn]" only when he is "not himself," and that the "more he is himself, the more he clings to [her]." Also lamenting that a new law has forbidden the sending of plants out of the country, keeping Alexander from directing anemone roots to Severn as requested
place not specified, to Joan Severn by Georgiana Burne-Jones( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Thanking her for "the magic mirror of the past which you have sent me in those old letters! My heart melts within me and I cannot write of it. But how I thank God that I have your love, and that we have such piercing memories together. Also I am touched beyond words at St. C's ([Ruskin] having kept my letters together with Edward's [Burne-Jones]."
[Italy], to "Dearest Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Enclosing part of a letter from Mr. Spielmann that relates the finding at a training college of one of the "lost drawings" from Alexander's Roadside Songs of Tuscany, and notes that the "lady chief said she ... would restore it to the rightful owner." (See MA 7362.133-135) Also concerning the health of Alexander's "Mammina," Lucia Gray Swett Alexander
 
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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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