RUSKIN, JOHN (1819-1900, art critic, author, poet, artist and social reformer)
Ruskin had been visiting friends in Scotland and spent 2-10 October at Effie Gray's family home, Bowerswell, in Perth. He returned to Denmark Hill on 14 October. It was during this time that his engagement to Effie was in train and he was fraught with stress and tension. Shortly afterwards he retreated to Folkestone for a rest.
This letter has remained unpublished: not in E.T. Cook and A. Wedderburn, The Library Edition of The Works of John Ruskin, 39 volumes, 1903-1912, nor has it been found published elsewhere.