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Rasponi, Leitzia 1832-1906

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Works: 15 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 15 library holdings
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    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
    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
    Referencing the "terrible shock of this sudden loss" (referenced in MA 7363.29-32), noting that "it is enough to kill his poor wife." Thanking Severn for the poppy seeds, and noting that Sorella (Francesca) and Leitzia are trying to get a job for one of Edwidge's (Francesca's maid) grandsons at the garden of the municipality. Alluding to the health of John Ruskin, wishing "he could be just a little better."
    Firenze, to "Mia cara Cugina" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Book )
    1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Discussing Severn's health, and letters and drawings received from Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin. Also mentioning that Cesare and Letizia Rasponi-Bonanzi will dine with the Alexanders, and that Alexander spent the morning "trying to catch the expression of the sweet little face" of her model "Santa Rosa." Briefly referencing Alexander's charity work and her Roadside Songs of Tuscany. Signed "Your affectionate Cugina, Sorella."
    Firenze, to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Book )
    1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Concerning the good health of Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, and expressing pleasure that he should remember Alexander kindly. Discussing the improving health of Alexander's "Mammina," Lucia Gray Swett Alexander, who had her first social visit "yesterday" from Letizia Rasponi. Also describing the terrace garden
    Firenze, to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Book )
    1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Concerning the slowly improving health of Alexander's "Fratello," John Ruskin, mentioning that Alexander "sometimes feel[s] quite down-hearted and discouraged about" Ruskin, noting that once he is well, "it will be worth all the waiting and all the anxiety." Also discussing flower seeds, noting that Letizia Rasponi's daughter-in-law sent Alexander some from Switzerland, which Alexander will share with Severn. With a postscript discussing the photographs of Alexander's unpublished work held by Ruskin and Severn
    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
    Thanking Severn for her letters and photographs, noting that what she "especially admires in [Severn's photograph] are the mouth and chin ... the picturesque hair, and the hand with the small taper finger," and that Mr. Severn is "such a handsome young man," and that his whiskers should be "permitted to pass into a beard, which, when it is handsome, is so very becoming." Wishing that the Severns were in Florence with Mrs. Furneaux, and noting that Letizia visited last evening
    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
    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."
    Carte de visite of Leitzia Rasponi by Giacomo Brogi( visu )
    in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Portrait of Leitzia Rasponi
    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
    Mentioning Severn's visit to her "princely friends," noting that it "must have done [her] good." Enclosing some monograms from Leitzia for Lily's collection. Mentioning that it is Thanksgiving day (which is "such a happy day [in America] for rich and poor, but it is a day no one is poor ... even the prisoners are supplied abundantly with roast turkey and plum pudding"), and that the Alexanders had "three ladies of very "reduced gentility" to dine." Discussing education and inquiring after Severn's daughter Lily
 
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