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Severn, Joan 1846-1924

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Works: 528 works in 553 publications in 1 language and 641 library holdings
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[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
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
Lugano, to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Describing the preparations for and travel to the Alexander's summer residence in Lugano, and noting that Alexander's "Mammina," Lucia Gray Swett Alexander, "seems uncommonly well" after the journey. Asking after the health of Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, and requesting that Severn will tell Alexander when she may write to him, hoping "that the time may come soon, when he will be so strong that [her] letters cannot hurt him; at least, now and then."
London, to Joan Severn by Beatrice Harraden( Archival Material )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Thanking her for the "delightful time together in the Professor's [John Ruskin] library."
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
[Italy], to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Acknowledging that, since Severn thinks "that it worries [Alexander's] Fratello (John Ruskin) to have [her] write to him, [she] will cease doing so." Asking Severn to tell Alexander "if he ever expresses a wish to hear from [her] again."
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
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
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
Concerning Alexander's delight at hearing that her "Fratello," John Ruskin, is recovering and has asked for her letters, and mentioning that she and her "Mammina," Lucia Gray Swett Alexander, have enclosed letters to Ruskin for Severn to send along
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
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
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."
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
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
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."
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
Brantwood, Coniston, to Jane Simon by Joan Severn( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Discussing Ruskin's health and indicating that he is doing better; saying that the local doctor sees him daily; saying that he was playing the piano in the hotel from half-past one until 4 and then again at half-past 4; adding that Ruskin had written to her husband, Arthur, saying "it was important the world should see he was his friend and not his Keeper;" saying that they will visit him for a week but that "long experience has taught us not to go sooner than is necessary--or we might have terrible scenes and be ordered off at once;" continuing to say "The whole thing is as heartbreaking as it can be--and we never seem to get the least happy before our hopes are dashed and this year's trouble has almost shattered all the nerve I ever had in nursing him."
[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
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]."
 
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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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