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Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1864 April 19

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 64.51
Call Number: MSS 47

Scope and Contents

Rossetti tells Heaton that her Dante's dream was taken by Ruskin on the day prior to his father's death, in order for Ruskin to photograph it. He assures her that nothing has been altered in the piece. Rossetti says that he will be glad to see her when she is in London and expresses his approval of Ruskin possibly lecturing in Bradford. Rossetti still has Heaton's Bethlehem Gate and supposes that she will collect it when in London. He asks if he could see the St. George again, to assess whether it has changed colour but believes that Heaton is again mistaken on that point. Rossetti writes: "All autographs of all kinds will be at all times at your service, when not altogether suppressed and abolished."


  • 1864 April 19


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. Letterhead: 16 Cheyne Walk.

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