A Sargood to Eliza [Tabor]

Scope and Content

Written in answer to request to hear about Ruskin. Has not seen him since he left Brantwood a year ago. 'Practically an exile'. Driven away by 'loathsome and vile lies', which he thinks all his friends believe to be true. 'Quite lately he expressed his surprise that an old friend trusted him in the company of her girls! Cannot fight for fear of another mental breakdown'.