Miscellaneous Letters to Joan Severn

Scope and Content

Letters addressed to Joan Severn from various correspondents, arranged alphabetical order of writers. They comprise mostly letters of enquiry and sympathy written in 1878 at the time of Ruskin's serious illness and letters of condolence sent after his death in 1900.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library at auction at Christie's on 22 April 1959 (Lot 186).