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Swett, Lucia Gray

Overview
Works: 135 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 389 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Poetry  Biography 
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 Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1891 and 2008 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Francesca and Memoirs of the Alexanders by Lucia Gray Swett( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 3 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 )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Noting that John Ruskin's "mental clouds are melting away," and discussing Severn's health. Describing a ceremony and mentioning Letizia and Francesca's health
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
[Florence], to [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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."
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 "malicious ... criminal falsehoods" that perhaps concern John Ruskin's "mental condition." Noting that if the falsehoods are traced to Mr. Fleming, he "may find himself in a very awkward fix," and trusting "that it will be entirely cleared up." Acknowledging that Severn has the "matter in [her] own hands," but inquiring whether she should "send for [her] Husband" so that he may "do all that [the Severns] think best."
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."
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."
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
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 "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 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
[Florence], to [Joan Severn] by Lucia Gray Swett( )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Francis 1814-1916 Mrs

Alexander, Francis, Mrs., 1814-1916

Alexander, Lucia 1814-1916

Languages
English (51)