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Swett, Lucia Gray

Overview
Works: 135 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 392 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 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

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

Describing the local hunt for robbers and the recent robbery of a poor merchant. Also concerning the health of Swett's "Figlio," John Ruskin, noting that she "shall feel no anxiety as long as [Severn] and [Ruskin] are together" and that Severn has "been a very pelican to him, and spent [her] very life in taking care of him." Mentioning that the Alexanders intend to travel with the Belmonts for safety when they leave Abetone
[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."
Carte de visite of Leitzia Rasponi by Giacomo Brogi( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portrait of Leitzia Rasponi
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

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 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
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 "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."
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 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."
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 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.'(John Ruskin) s 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."
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Francis 1814-1916 Mrs

Alexander, Francis, Mrs., 1814-1916

Alexander, Lucia 1814-1916

Languages
English (53)