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Severn, Joan 1846-1924

Overview
Works: 530 works in 571 publications in 1 language and 660 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR5263, 828.809
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Publications about Joan Severn
Publications by Joan Severn
Publications by Joan Severn, published posthumously.
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[Harristown], to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Relating news of family and of the political upheaval in Ireland
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
6 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Discussing gardening; relating loss of her staff as "our establishment has dissolved itself most unaccountably--I lament;" telling of the loss of half of their oat crop due to an infestation of Daddy Longlegs larvae; talking of a local legal case and news of family
London, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Thanking her for the "delightful time together in the Professor's [John Ruskin] library."
[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of his later years, shared with his Scottish cousin Joan (Agnew Ruskin) Severn, has until now been entirely unpublished.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 "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
4 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 4 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."
[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
[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
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
Harristown, Ireland, to Joan Severn by Maria La Touche( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Relating news of family; discussing the flowers in her garden; asking about mutual friends
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."
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
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
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."
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
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
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
 
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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 (78)
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