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Collection Level Description: Transcripts of Papers of John Ruskin

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 32-52; Eng. misc. c. 209-49
Title: Transcripts of Papers of John Ruskin
Dates of Creation: [c.late 19th-early 20th cent.]
Extent: 62 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Sir Edward Tyas Cook and Alexander Dundas Ogilvy Wedderburn

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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).

Scope and Content

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, 1903-12). 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:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The transcripts were given to the Library by A.D.O. Wedderburn in 1936.

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Further Information

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.

Access Points

Carlyle | Thomas | 1795-1881 | Historian Essayist and Philosopher

Cook | Edward Tyas | 1857-1919 | Sir | Knight Journalist

Ruskin | John | 1819-1900 | Author Artist and Social Reformer

Wedderburn | Alexander Dundas Ogilvy | fl 1903-1936

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