John Ruskin Letters to Lewis Hartley

Scope and Content

Comprises two letters from John Ruskin to Lewis Hartley, dated 26 October and 21 December 1863.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Ruskin (1819-1900), the eminent Victorian was an author, artist, social reformer and scientist. Lewis Hartley lived at 8 Booth Street, Piccadilly, Manchester and later at Bangor in north Wales. He was the author of Industrial thrift in relation to the post office savings banks, a paper he presented to the Menai Society of Natural Science and Literature, February 10th, 1887. During 1863 the men corresponded on the subject of economics, business and social reform


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Acquisition Information

Received from Miss Hartley of The Crescent, Bangor, Lewis Hartley's daughter


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 14673-14674

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