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Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1863 November 21

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 63.104
Call Number: MSS 47

Scope and Contents

Rossetti says he has not made any alterations to Dante's dream except to make Dante's feet smaller, "they being (I know not by what hallucination on my part) of the canoe class in shape and size." Rossetti agrees it is better to remain unchanged. Rossetti has not yet used the picture and asks if Heaton will allow him to keep it a little longer, especially as she intends to "defer its return ... for a much less important object -- namely its loan to Mr. Ruskin." Rossetti will have the frame repaired. Rossetti will send Heaton some samples of his autograph as she asked but admits his delay in doing so is a result of his "real horror of autography."


  • 1863 November 21


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 19 x 23 cm, folded to 19 x 12 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


With envelope. Rossetti's crest and monogram have been cut away.

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