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Ruskin Letters

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 117
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Ruskin Letters
Date(s): c1844
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Ruskin | John | 1819-1900 | author, artist and social reformer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

John Ruskin was born 8 February 1819. He was educated privately, then went to Christ Church Oxford, otaining his BA 1842 and MA in 1843. He was Rede Lecturer at Cambridge in 1867, and Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford from 1870 to 1879 and 1882 to 1884. He was an honorary member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, 1873. He was also a member of several foreign Academies. Ruskin produced numerous publications, many about painting and architecture. He died on 20 January 1900.


Scope and content/abstract:

Five letters of John Ruskin to the Rev Walter Lucas Brown on watercolour painting; letter to Miss Brown.

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Allied Materials

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University College London Special Collections also holds seven letters of John Ruskin, 1847-[1850], among the papers of Samuel Rogers (Ref: SHARPE 16/13-22, 17/44); two letters to Edwin Chadwick and a letter from Chadwick to Ruskin [1872] (Ref: CHADWICK 1730).

For further correspondence and papers of John Ruskin, see the National Register of Archives.

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1999, revised Oct 2001

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