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John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 February 5

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.2
Call Number: MSS 46

Scope and Contents

Ruskin notifies Heaton that he has acquired (for Heaton) Turner's Berne and his Waterloo, for 50 guineas each. "I think you will like better to look at the sweet river and the cloudy Alps than at the dead bodies of soldiers in the firelight." He conjectures that the Parnassus or Walls of Rome might be had for a similar price. Mentions Ruskin's Examples of the architecture of Venice.


  • 1855 February 5


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 18 x 23 cm, folded to 18 x 12 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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