Seven autograph letters from John Ruskin to his father, John James Ruskin

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises seven autograph letters from John Ruskin to his father, John James Ruskin, dated between 16 May and 4 August 1858, written from various locations during one of Ruskin's frequent European tours, and incorporating small ink sketches illustrating scenes described in the text.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Ruskin (1819-1900), the author, artist, and social reformer. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The gift of Fay and Geoffrey Elliott, 2002.

Note

In English.

Other Finding Aids

The Ruskin items, both manuscript and printed, are described in greater detail in the Library's handlist of the Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Collection (handlist 148) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/handlists/148Elliott.pdf

Additional Information

The Ruskin section of the Elliott Collection also contains printed items, which are catalogued separately.