Guide to the William Gershom Collingwood Papers, Sept. 20, 1911
Collection number: MS 123
About William Gershom Collingwood (1854-1932)
Professor of Fine Arts at Reading University and biographer of English Art Critic John Ruskin.
About the William Gershom Collingwood Papers
Letter written Sept. 20, 1911 to Alfred E. Richards by Collingwood (Lanehead, Coniston, Lancashire [England]) in which he describes his general health, and criticizes those “people who give their opinions on Ruskin,” so soon after his death. Collingwood specifically attacks A.C. Benson’s Ruskin: A Study in Personality, noting in particular that Ruskin “is so complex a subject, and still so near us, that any general estimate can’t be formed until a generation or two has gone by, and his work, and its effect, can be judged apart from current fashions of thought and the preferences of individuals.” Also includes a sketch attributed to John Ruskin.
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[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], William Gershom Collingwood Papers, Sept. 20, 1911, MS 123, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Donated: Mrs. Alfred E. Richards, date unknown (Accession number: 92)