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"Shropshire Lads" - Cynthia Gamble's book

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John Ruskin, Henry James and the Shropshire Lads

Cynthia Gamble

Published 2008 by New European Publications Ltd.

ISBN 978-1-872410-68-5

John Ruskin and his Shropshire circle of friends

Dr. Cynthia Gamble writes about a number of people in the above publication. The intention of this project is to gather together GENi profiles for these people. Their connections and notes from the book will be added as I work my way through it! (CJB Sep 2014)

Please feel free to expand notes if you too have read the book!

Names mentioned

Henry Wentworth Acland (1815-1900)

who was one of Ruskin's closest friends.

Henry Brook Adams (1838-1918)

American Historian

Rawden Lubbock Brown (1803-1883)

Venetian Resident - friend of Edward Cheney

Edward Henshaw Cheney (1771-1848)

Collector of Art, painter who inherited Badger Hall in 1866

Harriet Cheney née Carr (1771-1848)


Robert Henry Cheney (1799-1866


William Gershom Collingwood (1854-1932)

Ruskin's secretary

Richard Whiteman Fall (1820-1878)

Ruskin's first boyhood friend

George Forester (c. 1738-1811)

Charles George Milnes Gaskell (1842-1919)

Close friend of Henry James

James Milnes Gaskell (1810-1873)

Lady Catherine Milnes Gaskell (1857-1935) née Wallop

George Osborne Gordon (c. 1779-1822)

wine merchant

Osborne Gordon (1813-1883)

Constance (Connie) Hilliard (1852-1915)

Henry James (1843-1916)

American novelist

Rose La Touche (1848-1875)

Irish girl with whom Ruskin fell hopelessly in love

Henry George Liddell (1811-1898)

John Everett Millais (1829-1896)

Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton (1809-1885)

Charles Thomas Newton (1816-1894)

Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908)

American writer and art historian

Jane Pritchard (1816-1892) née Gordon

John Pritchard Sr. (1759-1837)

Attorney and Banker

John Pritchard (1796-1891)

Barrister, banker, MP married Jane Gordon

Effie Ruskin née Gray (1828-1897)

John Ruskin (1819-1900)

John James Ruskin (1785-1864)

Wine merchant - John Ruskin's father

Margaret Ruskin née Cock (1781-1871)

John Ruskin's mother

Joseph Arthur Palliser Severn (1842-1931)


Joan Severn (née Agnew) - (1846-1924)

companion to Margaret Ruskin
// this project is in History Link