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John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1856 October 12

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.39
Call Number: MSS 46

Scope and Contents

Ruskin tells Heaton he will not be able to meet her as planned as two friends are visiting him from Northumberland and so promises to send Heaton the Elizabeth Siddall drawings. Ruskin says he believes the "Rossetti drawing is in town" but tells Heaton he will confirm if it is when he sends the Siddall works. In a postscript, Ruskin praises Byron's "Destruction of Sennacherib" which appeared in the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine No. 8, exclaiming: "That profound last stanza -- the infinite power and ease of all!!!" [Date provided by Surtees: Sunday 12th October 1856]


  • 1856 October 12


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (3 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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