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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1338

John Ruskin letters to William Roffe


Letters from English critic and author John Ruskin concerning engravings made by Roffe.


  • 1883-1885

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Consists of 43 letters from Ruskin to William Roffe concerning engravings made by Roffe for Ruskin's Fors Clavigera.

Biographical / Historical

Ruskin was an English critic and author. Roffe was an engraver.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

51M-223. Purchased with the Parker fund; received: 1952 January 31.

Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. John Ruskin letters to William Roffe, 1883-1885: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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