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Letters written to William Marwick, chiefly in his capacity of Editor of the 'Ruskin Reading Guild Journal’, afterwards ‘Igdrasil’.

Identifier: MS.2984

Scope and Contents

Most of the letters are from W G Collingwood and relate to Ruskin and his works, 1888-1890; some deal with attacks made on Ruskin by R T Hamilton Bruce in the ‘Scots Observer’, 1889 (folios 20-38). Two undated sonnets of Collingwood are included (folio 115). Other letters are written by the Honourable Roden Noel, 1890 (folios 89-92), and Henry Stephens Salt, 1891 (folio 103), regarding their contributions to the 'Ruskin Reading Guild Journal'; by Roger Casement, at Creek Town, Old Calabar, 1893 (folio 107); and by James P Smart, regarding the Ruskin bibliography compiled by J J Wise and himself, 1892-1893 (folios 105-114).


  • Creation: 1888-1893.

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116 Leaves ; Quarto and under.

Language of Materials



116 folios.

Custodial History

The letters were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1940, 1942.

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