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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1812

R. Dyke Benjamin collection of John Ruskin and his circle

Personal and professional letters by John Ruskin and his circle, with other papers.

Dates

  • 1815-1916

Creator

Language of Materials

English and Greek.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

.75 linear feet (1 box)

Collection includes John Ruskin’s notebook containing Greek exercises, photographs, images, checks, and newspaper clippings. Most of the collection is correspondence between Ruskin and his inner circle and other recipients; is also correspondence of others. Also included is administrative paperwork belonging to the collector, R. Dyke Benjamin.

Biographical / Historical

John Ruskin was an English art critic, writer, social thinker, and draughtsman. R. Dyke Benjamin is an avid collector of Ruskin's memorabilia and manuscripts.

Arrangement

Collection is minimally processed. Materials are arranged into four series: Compositions; Correspondence; Documents; and Drawings, Photographs, and Images.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018M-023. Gift of R. Dyke Benjamin in 2017 August.

Processing Information

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2018 May.
Link to catalog

Creator

Title
Benjamin, R. Dyke. R. Dyke Benjamin collection of John Ruskin and his circle, 1815-1916 (MS Eng 1812): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
2018 May 14
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou02850

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Contact:
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