30 Dec 1890

Scope and Content

On wishes for the new year, wanting to see her again, money, painting for money, Gershom's literary work including editing Ruskin's poems, a notion that the Severns are trying to profit from Ruskin's mental illness and that Gershom is simply acting as their tool but how publishing his poems was his own wish, Gershom writing a book on Ruskin's art teaching and biography of Ruskin, Christmas, the ethics of charity, Selma's letters and her idea of the sinfulness of having families, the children, the weather, Dr Nicol, expecting Gershom home from giving the People's Palace lecture in Kendal, the Wolflings by William Morris, and the afterlife.