Miscellaneous Letters II

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  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 1258/1-5
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      5 items, six sheets. Separate wrappers addressed to John Ruskin with /1 and /4, all in separate sheet of paper with Brantwood letterhead and labelled 'Duchess of Albany. Praeterita 1885'. First wrapper contains black shellac seal of ?the Duchess of Albany, removed from another wrapper.

Scope and Content

Two letters from Helene, Duchess of Albany, dated 14 September 1885 and 30 January 1886, containing news of her two young children and hopes that Ruskin will visit her. Also three letters from [Sir] R.H. [Robert Hawthorn] Collins [Comptroller and Secretary of the Household of the Duchess of Albany], dated 21 February 1886, 7 May 1887 and 27 August 1893, sending greetings to Ruskin from the Duchess, enquiries about his health and further invitations to visit.

Dated at Abergeldie (/1); Claremont, Esher [Surrey] (/2-5).