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Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas Goddard Bergin papers

Call Number: MS 1629
Abstract: The papers contain correspondence; lectures; photographs; writings; and administrative, research and subject files documenting the professional life of Thomas Bergin, eminent scholar of Italian literature and authority on Boccaccio, Dante, and Petrarch. The papers mainly document Bergin's academic career and relate to his involvements with scholars, institutions, and publishers. The papers highlight Bergin's activities to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth and his...
Dates: 1930-1974

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 February 6

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 55.7
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti accepts Heaton's commission but asks whether, if he is unable to find complementary Dante subjects for two different works, he could produce one, larger work for no more than 40 guineas. Rossetti says he has already drawn a number of small Dante subjects and is worried he might not find new inspiration from Dante for small works. Rossetti describes works in progress depicting Dante and Beatrice, saying "they would execute well ... in water colour." Rossetti remarks that he has known...
Dates: 1855 February 6

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 late November

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 39002106121412], 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: [Barcode: 39002106121412], 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 23

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 39002106121412], 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."...
Dates: 1855 December 23

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 December 30

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 39002106121412], Folder: H.29
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin wishes Heaton a happy new year. Ruskin gives further hints to Heaton about "Dante's riddle,", expanding on the idea that Beatrice and Matilda represent the "Active and Contemplative faculties" and musing upon Dante's meaning. Ruskin tells Heaton that Rossetti's Francesca arrived with him safely and that he is glad that the work was well-received in Heaton's circle. Ruskin tells Heaton that she cannot yet commission any work from Elizabeth...
Dates: 1855 December 30

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Letters to Ellen Heaton

Call Number: MSS 47
Abstract: The collection comprises 57 letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ellen Heaton written from 1855 to 1875 (the bulk from 1855 to 1864). The letters primarily pertain to works by Rossetti, including a number of his works commissioned by Heaton. Works referenced include: Beata Beatrix, Beloved, Bethlehem Gate, Dante’s dream at the time of the death of Beatrice, ...
Dates: 1855-1875

John Ruskin Letters to Ellen Heaton

Call Number: MSS 46

The collection comprises letters from John Ruskin to Ellen Heaton, written from 1855 to 1864.

Dates: 1850-1864, bulk 1855-1864

James F. White research files relating to Thomas Mann

Call Number: YCGL MSS 35
Abstract: The collection consists of manuscript notes and card files, printed material, writings drafts and offprints, and a small amount of correspondence and grant applications relating to White's research on Thomas Mann. Notes and card files mostly concern White's research on Dante's Divina commedia and Karl Vossler's work on Dante as source material for Mann's Der Zauberberg. Some notes concern Mann's Doktor Faustus or works of other German authors. Correspondence with Joseph Angell, founding...
Dates: circa 1940s-circa 1976