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John Ruskin letters, 1859-1889

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: X825 R89 S6 (3 vol) / S61 (4 vol)
Bib ID 4079287 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
Title John Ruskin letters, 1859-1889
Physical Description 7 Volumes (7 volumes)
Language(s) English .

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Letters from John Ruskin to his friend and publisher, George Allen. A note in front of volume I states that "Ruskin wrote in all over 1,300 letters to George Allen" of which these are a part. The men were close friends and the correspondence contains both personal matter and that relating to artistic and business matters.

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This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Ruskin letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Typewritten transcripts available.

Microfilm is available. Request MN#91-2070 and MN#91-2091.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Allen, George, 1832-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawing -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engravers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Working Men's College (London, England) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

English author, art critic.

George Allen, an artist and engraver, joined the class in drawing taught by Ruskin at Working Men's College, 1854, soon became his assistant, and finally resigned his other positions to devote his talents to Ruskin's works.