Skip to main content

Alexander, Francesca, 1837-1917

 Person

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Ruskin correspondence with Lucia and Francesca Alexander

 Collection — Container: MS 5086
Call Number: MS 5086
Abstract This collection contains 300 letters, dating from 1882-1889, which document the personal and professional relationship between John Ruskin (1819-1900), Francesca Alexander (1837-1917), and her mother, Mrs. Francis Alexander (1814-1916), (nee Lucia Gray Swett). Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, the Alexanders met John Ruskin in Italy in 1882 and they immediately began corresponding. Many common themes run throughout the letters such as the writers’ emotional and physical well-being, art,...
Dates: 1882-1889