Transcripts of Papers of John Ruskin
Transcripts of letters and papers of John Ruskin, mainly typescript, with some manuscript notes, made for E.T. Cook and A.D.O. Wedderburn, editors of The works of Ruskin (London & New York, 1903-1912). The transcripts were made while the papers were in the possession of the Severn family at Brantwood; many of them are not included in the Works. The transcripts include:
- Letters to various correspondents, with copies of some letters to Ruskin, 1837-1888, n.d.
- Letters to Ruskin from Thomas Carlyle, 1851-1873
- Diaries, including copies of sketches, 1835-1885
- Various writings, including fragmentary drafts and notes, 1830-1888, n.d.
- Cuttings from newspapers, periodicals, sale catalogues etc. relating to Ruskin
- [c.late 19th-early 20th cent.]
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 32].
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MSS. Eng. lett. c. 32-52; Eng. misc. c. 209-249
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13438
Biographical / Historical
Sir Edward Tyas Cook (1857-1919) and Alexander Dundas Ogilvy Wedderburn were editors of the complete works of John Ruskin. John Ruskin (1819-1900) was an author, artist and social reformer (details of Cook and Ruskin are given in the Dictionary of National Biography).
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40788-849.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The transcripts were given to the Library by A.D.O. Wedderburn in 1936.
- Transcripts of Papers of John Ruskin
- Emily Tarrant
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