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Swett, Lucia Gray

Overview
Works: 140 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 522 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Poetry  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR5263, 928.2
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Most widely held works by Lucia Gray Swett
John Ruskin's letters to Francesca and Memoirs of the Alexanders by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )

5 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il libro d'oro of those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )

6 editions published in 1905 in Italian and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visit of Lafayette, the old housekeeper's story by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )

3 editions published between 1903 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New England breakfast breads, luncheon and tea biscuits by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )

4 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sisters of reparatrice by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )

3 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Italy], to [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

3 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asking for a permanent address near the hotels and stores in London where Swett could send something to the recipient. Mentioning that she has just looked at Mr. Eliot's book, and noting that "want of tact is bad enough, but want of courtesy is worse."
All' Abetone, to "Dear Joanie" [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( )

1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discussing the health of "Fratello," John Ruskin, and asking Severn to notify Alexander as soon Ruskin is well enough to receive letters
Venezia, to Mrs. Arthur Severn [Joan Severn] by Francesca Alexander( )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abetone, to "Mia adorata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thanking Severn for her letters, "all bringing good news D[eo] G[ratis]." Asking her to direct letters to Bassano, and noting that Francesca is "well but not quite strong yet" and will write soon
Venice, to "Mia Figlia amata" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Begging Severn not to write the Alexanders if she is too tired or busy. Discussing the marriage of Mrs. Q.T. (?), expressing amazement that she means to "become a bride while still wearing the deepest widow's weeds," and inquiring "who and what is the future husband," and noting that "such a marriage can promise no happiness for they cannot respect themselves or each other." Mentioning Leitzia is in Florence, noting that the lawsuit is in the "Court of cassation after which there is no farther appeal," and that they are expected to win fifty million francs, which will be divided among three families. Stating that Murat left four children, one of whom married Washington's grand-niece
Sister of reparatrice [and other poems] by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Florence, to "Mia other amata," by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hoping that the recipient is benefiting from her rest, discussing the weather and the Alexander's plans to travel to Primivero, near Bassano. Inquiring whether the recipient remembers dining with a Miss Leigh Smith in Florence, mentioning that Francesca had a "severe chill" after her last bath, and asking for information about Mrs. T., as Swett is unsure whether "if at present she is a widow or bride."
Florence, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thanking Severn for her good news about her "D.P.," John Ruskin, and noting that Severn's "dear Husband is the right one to contradict the ... nonsense and falsehood" discussed in MA 7363.46-49. Expressing happiness that "Miss L. is not coming back." Describing the "curious experiences [she] has with the poor," noting that "one of [their] regular ones... over head and ears in debt, has just bought a piano ... and yet his wife and children must be helped," and mentioning Leitzia and Francesca's good health
Florence, to "Mia amata altra" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thanking Severn for her letter, noting that she "cannot resist the temptation of writing to thank [her] for it though [Swett's] letter writing days are over." Condoling over the Roman Catholicism of Severn's daughter in law. Discussing mortality and referencing the death of Countess Rasponi, "who was such an admirer of [Severn's] D.P.'s (John Ruskin) writings," and whom Swett believes Severn met when she visited Florence. Noting that she and Francesca are "both well and comfortable, in spite of advanced and singularly advanced years."
Venice, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Informing Severn that the Talbots left Venice because "he married his second wife only six months after the death of his first, who was her sister." Discussing Francesca's eyesight, and describing their life in Venice. Noting that their upstairs neighbor has three dogs, and that Swett "thought of buying them with a view to giving them a permanent bath in the canal." With a postscript on an enclosure discussing "that strange affair of K.O.," Kathleen Olander, hoping that she gives Severn and Ruskin no "farther annoyance," but noting that "she may marry him yet in spite of [Severn] and even in spite of [Ruskin]."
Florence, to "Mia amata other," by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describing Edwige's (Francesca's maid) bad cold, the death of Leitzia's mother, and the ill health of an English acquaintance. Inquiring after the mental health of John Ruskin, and noting that Mackay, his nurse, is invaluable. Describing Francesca's garden, and mentioning Polissena
Abetone, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discussing a recent attack of ill health suffered by John Ruskin, hoping that "the trouble is mental or hypochondriac [and that Severn's] presence may set it all right." Noting that the Alexanders have had received no letters from Ruskin, and that in an earlier letter to Francesca, he asked the Alexanders "to be sure and come to him if he stopped writing" as he "might need to see [them]." Also expressing concern over Severn's health, and with a postscript from Francesca, signed Sorella
Florence, to "Mia Figlia Amata" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discussing a bracelet sent by Swett to Severn, and describing the funeral of Swett's "adored Angelina," noting that it was "superb" and "the last thing poor Felice could do for her, and he could not spend enough." Enclosing a note from Marina, and mentioning Severn's visit to Mr. and Mrs. Grumps
Abetone, to "Mia amata Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning the health of Swett's "Di Pa," John Ruskin, noting that if Severn is with him when "the restlessness and excitement come, the terrible scenes of last spring might be renewed." Discussing his recovery "out of England," and hoping that "if he conquers this time, he may be safe from violent attacks." Also discussing Severn's adolescent daughter, Lily, alluding to her late-starting period, and noting that while "she must not study much, riding on horseback and dancing are much esteemed in America for one of her age."
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Francis 1814-1916 Mrs

Alexander, Francis, Mrs., 1814-1916

Alexander, Lucia 1814-1916

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