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Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1869 January 25

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 69.11
Call Number: MSS 47

Scope and Contents

Rossetti acknowledges Heaton's hesitance to lend him Dante's dream in their previous correspondence (see letter dated 9 January 1868) because she wanted to show it to visitors at the Leeds Exhibition. As the exhibition is now finished, Rossetti asks if she will now loan him the work. Rossetti says he would have needed it before now but he recently had to suspend all his work due to the "troublesome state of [his] eyesight". Now that he is working again, Rossetti expresses the pressing need to have Dante's dream to begin his new pieice.


  • 1869 January 25


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


With envelope. Letterhead: 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.

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