This collection contains
approximately 175 pieces of correspondence and manuscripts related to English author John Ruskin (1819-1900) and his career
as a writer, professor, and art critic.
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
and in 1887, Albert Fleming edited and published a selection of these letters. Their voluminous correspondence was carried
on until Beever's death in 1893.
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