Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts include holograph poems and essays, as well as a manuscript, entitled "From Ruskin," by George Cram Cook in Cook's hand. The correspondence includes letters, dating from 1855 to 1889, from the author to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Oscar Wilde, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from  to 1914, between various correspondents, including Francesca Alexander, Eliza Callahan Cleveland, Jean Ingelow, Walt Whitman, and others. There are letters to Ruskin from George Cruikshank, William Holman Hunt, Jean Ingelow, and Oscar Wilde, dating from 1867 to 1884.
The John Ruskin collection of papers are arranged in three series: