This collection contains
approximately 874 pieces of correspondence and manuscripts chiefly related to English author John Ruskin (1819-1900) and his
career as a writer, professor, and art critic. A large portion of
the collection is made up of correspondence between Ruskin and
his friend Susan Beever (1805-1893); letters from Beever to Albert Fleming, an editor and close friend of Ruskin; and letters
and documents of and addressed to Fleming
regarding the publication of a selection of the Ruskin-Beever letters.
Other correspondents include George Allen, Sir Edward Cook, Frederick Furnivall, and Alexander Wedderburn.
John Ruskin (1819-1900), an English critic of art, architecture, and society, as well as an artist and a teacher, was born
February 8, 1819, in
London, England. He graduated from the University of Oxford in 1843. After gaining wide recognition as an author, artist,
and social reformer,
he moved from London to Brantwood, Coniston Water, in 1872, where he remained until his death. In 1873, Ruskin met Susan Beever
and they became close friends, writing each other almost every day about their shared interests in nature, art and a love
in 1887, Albert Fleming edited and published a selection of these letters. Their voluminous correspondence was carried on
until Beever's death in 1893.
Approximately 874 items in 9 boxes
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