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Bolton Abbey (Bolton Abbey, England)

 Organization

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 late November

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.25
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin asks Heaton if she could arrange for a photographer to go to Bolton and take a photograph of the scene depicted in Turner's Bolton Abbey, and to collect bits of rock from the area. Ruskin praises both Arthur Hughes's painting and Robert Browning's recently published poem "An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish the Arab Physician", expressing his surprise that he should agree with the Athenaeum's...
Dates: 1855 late November

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 November 29

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.26
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin tells Heaton he received the Bolton Abbey photograph and rocks safely. Ruskin asks Heaton if she could arrange to have another photograph taken of the area, at the back of the river. Ruskin tells Heaton that the chapter on Leah and Rachel he referred to in his previous letter relates to Dante's, not Rossetti's, work. In a postscript, Ruskin asks Heaton to pass on his admiration to J. W. Ramsden, the photographer of the Bolton Abbey scene.
Dates: 1855 November 29

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 December

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.27
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin admits that time constraints mean that his letter is late and "hastily" written. He asks Heaton about the positioning of the proofs of the latest Bolton Abbey photographs and enquires after a bridge, mentioned in Heaton's last letter to him, which has apparently been built since Ruskin's last visit to the area. Ruskin asks Heaton to arrange for another two photographs to be taken, with a view from Holme Terrace. Ruskin says Heaton can return Rossetti's ...
Dates: 1855 December

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 December 23

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.28
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin stresses that he is not ungrateful for Heaton's help and wishes her a merry Christmas. He explains that he cannot give Heaton the reasons for his commissioning of the Bolton photographs because it is related to the fourth volume of Modern Painters, which will not be published for at least two months. Ruskin encourages Heaton to contemplate "Dante's riddle about Rachel and Matilda" and gives her hints about how she might "make it out." Ruskin...
Dates: 1855 December 23

John Ruskin Letters to Ellen Heaton

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 46
Overview: The collection comprises letters from John Ruskin to Ellen Heaton, written from 1855 to 1864.
Dates: 1850-1864, bulk 1855-1864