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John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1864 May 1?

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.119
Call Number: MSS 46, Item item

Scope and Contents

"I carried off the Dream (Rossetti's Dante's Dream) from Chelsea only two day's before my father's death; so that my promise to Rossetti to photograph it was ... roughly hindered -- I shall be glad that you undertake it -- as I was afraid to take it out of the frame -- you shall have it in a week -- and never let it out of your power more" (Ruskin's father died 3 March 1864 and this letter has a mourning border.) Ruskin goes on to thank Heaton for her offer of Turner's Cestius but admits that he cannot make use of it at the moment - he will ask her for it if he would like it in the future. [Date provided by Surtees: c. May 1st 1864]


  • 1864 May 1?


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (2 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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