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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 "My dearest Doanie" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Archival Material )
    1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Discussing Francesca, who "is not very much like any one but her own Father." Noting that La Rasponi has returned from Ravenna and mentioning Mrs. Rooks and Miss Lloyd. Describing "the last invalid on hand" who is being treated with vermouth and scotch whiskey, and noting that "most of the ailments of the poor are cured rapidly by meat and wine." Thanking her "dear kind Figlio," John Ruskin, for a sketch, and intending to write him about Francesca's ancestry, which can be traced back "clearly to the Good Queen Elinor." Also mentioning Christ's Folk in the Apennine
    Venice, to "Mia Figlia amata" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Archival Material )
    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 Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Archival Material )
    1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Discussing Severn's children and the "wonderful improvement" in the health of her "D.P.," John Ruskin. Thanking Severn for dispelling "that strange delusion that [the Alexanders] should not be delighted with a message from him." Discussing acquaintances, including Costanza, Letizia, and mentioning letters received from Ruskin's god-daughter Miss Oldham and Mr. Allen
    Florence, to "Mia Altra amata" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Archival Material )
    1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Discussing Severn's children. Mentioning visitors, including Mr. Coolidge, Mr. Longfellow, Luisa Rasponi, and thanking Severn's "D.P.," John Ruskin, for his kind message
    Florence, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( Archival Material )
    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
    Firenze, to "Mia cara Cugina" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( Archival Material )
    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( Archival Material )
    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( Archival Material )
    1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Thanking Severn for her good news about her "D.P.," John Ruskin, and noting that Severn's "dear Husband is the right one to contradict the ... nonsense and falsehood" discussed in MA 7363.46-49. Expressing happiness that "Miss L. is not coming back." Describing the "curious experiences [she] has with the poor," noting that "one of [their] regular ones... over head and ears in debt, has just bought a piano ... and yet his wife and children must be helped," and mentioning Leitzia and Francesca's good health
    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( Archival Material )
    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."
 
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