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LETTER TO MISS DORA H. THOMAS

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LETTER TO MISS DORA H. THOMAS

Made by: John Ruskin

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About this object

A folded sheet of paper with three sides written on. A letter to Miss Dora H. Thomas by John Ruskin written from Brantwood, Coniston Lancashire, January 16, 1878. Also original envelope and stamp. "What on earty-or in water-does "the Hydro" mean? Love to Daisy (printed: Brantwood Coniston Lancashire) My dear Dora you have done much for me already in sending me this nice, earnest and frank letter. Perhaps, one day when I get old-you will pull me up to nice place as you did from Blanche: and in the meantime, if your Father and Mother will bring you some day to Coniston-you might help me to pull my wood down the hill-or keep my rocks tidy! For the rest-if you understand what I am more writing you will know what is best for you to do. As you had opportunity further help of the poor yes-your Fahter and Mother must deserve honor from you for books had you as this have (not that you should wich to be a boy however) and I'm not likely to seek you to do anything they wouldnt like! But it is a friend law of Lt George near to do that-however the paper I would very be you wonder whether I would like you ? well-Ive got three such nice pets at present that I couldnt possibly think of another-and so I shouls by very broad look to, if you come here-but dont in the least know how I should proceed. I wonder if you have nice bright hair that blows about! or rolls up very smooth. and what the foot would look like-ask of them that Boots! and whether when you put bows on to please papa, mama or me you know how? But I'll venture anyhow if you'll come and pull wood with me being always at any rate gratefully yours J Ruskin"

Category:
correspondence artifacts
Object name:
LETTER TO MISS DORA H. THOMAS
Made from:
Paper
Made in:
ENGLAND: Lancashire
Date made:
1878
Size:
19.4 x 11.3 cm (7 5/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
57.17
Class:
AUTOGRAPH
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE John Ruskin
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973