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Swett, Lucia Gray

Overview
Works: 140 works in 163 publications in 2 languages and 535 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Poetry  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR5263, 928.2
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Most widely held works about Lucia Gray Swett
 
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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 148 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 )

7 editions published in 1905 in Italian and English and held by 122 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 )

4 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and held by 13 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

Inquiring after the mental health of John Ruskin, noting that Swett can "hardly understand if [Severn's] account of Him is encouraging or not." Assuring Severn that anything she discusses with the Alexanders "is as forgotten." Also describing the pronunciation of Illinois
The golden book, Il libro' d'oro: legends of saints and martyrs of the church; translations from mediaeval sources by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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."
Florence, to "Mia benedetta Figlia" [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

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

Thanking Severn for the wonderful news about Ruskin's improved mental health, relating that the moment before her letter arrived she and Francesca had broken a wishbone. Francesca's was the longer half, and she wished for "good news of [her] Fratello" (Ruskin). Hoping for a "splendid sunrise, after such a long dark night." With a postscript from Francesca expressing thankfulness "for such a breaking away of the cloud," over Ruskin's health, noting that "even though it close again, it will not close forever."
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."
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
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
[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
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
by Lucia Gray Swett( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection consists of 64 items: 60 autograph letters signed (20 with envelopes) and 1 additional envelope from Lucia Gray Swett Alexander to Joan Severn (MA 7363.1-61); 2 autograph letters signed from Joan to Lucia (MA 7363.62-63); 1 carte de visite by Giacomo Brogi of Leitzia Rasponi (MA 7363.64). Letters from Lucia to Joan concern primarily the mental health of Joan's "D.P." and Lucia's "Figlio," John Ruskin; Francesca Alexander's work (especially her Roadside Songs of Tuscany); and the health of their respective families. Most are written from Florence and addressed to "Mia amata Figlia" and signed "Mammina;" many are confidential, and 6 are marked "Private" or "Please Burn." Letters from Joan to Lucia concern Ruskin's marriage to Effie Gray and his 1888 visit to the Alexanders. See individual catalog records for detailed descriptions
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

Discussing Severn's health and mentioning the improved condition of her "D.P.," John Ruskin. Lamenting the scattering and loss of Francesca's Roadside Songs manuscript, noting that Swett will "spare no pains and no money" to reproduce and preserve this "best work of F[rancesca]'s life." Asking Severn to keep this discussion about Roadside Songs a secret from Ruskin. Discussing Americans and slavery, noting that abroad the "distinction is so little understood between slave holders and others," and that "this generation, if not their children, must pass away before the degrading effects of slavery on the whites as well as the blacks will cease." Describing the American Civil War as "simply a war for or against slavery," stating that "the south "seceeded," refusing to recognize the right of the government to interfere in this matter, and to prevent that the slave trade, with all its horrors, should be resumed in the south." Asking what the Severns thought of Virginia, noting that "the fertile land was all worn out by bad cultivation, the whites being ignorant and lazy as well as the blacks." Recommending that Severn read Fanny Kemble's Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, though noting that it is not a book for Severn's "children to see."
[Florence], to [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describing gifts sent to Severn's children, and defining "Ciao" as "a word of Venice ... which in the dialect means "Schiavo" or slave," noting that it is used to say "your servant" or "my compliments." Noting that she has adopted it for her stationery since the blue stationery is no longer manufactured and because it serves for both herself and Francesca
Carte de visite of Leitzia Rasponi by Giacomo Brogi( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portrait of Leitzia Rasponi
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Francis 1814-1916 Mrs

Alexander, Francis, Mrs., 1814-1916

Alexander, Lucia 1814-1916

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