John Ruskin Papers

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John Ruskin papers
Creator: Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
Call Number: D.312
Dates: 1849-1875
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Letters
Series II: Drawings
Series III: Etchings
Collection Overview
Title: John Ruskin papers
Creator: Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
Call Number: D.312
Dates: 1849-1875
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
John Ruskin was a British writer and critic.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of letters from and to John Ruskin, along with Ruskin's drawings and etchings.

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Drawings
Etchings
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
Authors, English
Authors as artists
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The drawings were the gift of Robert B. Adam, Jr. in 1948; the letters were the gift of Sydney Ross in 1981 and other sources.Access
The John Ruskin papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], John Ruskin papers, D.312, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Content List
Series I: Letters
The collection includes approximately 30 letters to and from John Ruskin that are indexed in the Department's Manuscript Catalog. Of significance is a letter from Ruskin to William Morris (June 7, 1868), a letter to Ruskin from Edward Burne-Jones (October 1878), and a group of 10 letters from Ruskin to a Mr. Chester regarding the printing of Eagle's Nest; Ten Lectures on the Relation of Natural Science to Art published in 1872.

Series II: Drawings
Oversize box shelved in Alcove 4

The Bridge of Rheinfelden.
Pen and ink drawing on paper by John Ruskin. 20.5 x 13 cm. Undated. Initialed in lower right hand corner by Ruskin.

Lausanne, from the Road to Fribourg.
Pen and ink drawing on paper by John Ruskin. 20 x 12.5 cm. Undated. Initialed in lower left hand corner by Ruskin.

Bampton: Southwest View.
Pen and ink drawing on paper by John Ruskin. 20 x 22 cm. Undated. Initialed in lower right hand corner by Ruskin.

Study for the Church in Yorkshire Drawing.
Pen and ink drawing on paper by John Ruskin. 17 x 17.5 cm. Undated. Initialed in lower left hand corner by Ruskin.

Peacock's feather. Dorsal plume, with analysis of same.
Photographic reproduction of drawing by John Ruskin. Undated. 14.5 x 9.5 cm.

Series III: Etchings
Oversize box shelved in Alcove 4

Dawn after the Wreck.
Etching by John Ruskin after a painting by J.M.W. Turner. 15.5 x 11 cm. Undated. Mounted with mezzotint by Thomas Lupton after the Ruskin etching. 15.5 x 11 cm.

Pass of Faido., 1856-57
Etching (early proof) by John Ruskin after a painting by J.M. W.Turner. 17 x 11 cm. .

The Lake of Zua after Turner.
Etching by John Ruskin. Undated. 20 x 12 cm.

Saint George of the Seaweed.
Etching by John Ruskin. 1849. 21 x 13 cm.

Untitled (cemetery scene with four children).
Etching by John Ruskin.



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