The John Ruskin Library, Bewdley

The Ruskin collection of books and related documents is housed in the Bewdley Museum, allowing public access, and ensuring the safety of these historic items. To borrow a book, please apply to the Bewdley Museum who will be able to arrange the loan.

Anthony Page

1928 - 2011

This collection of Ruskin's work was originally put together by Anthony Page over a period of years, and he very generously left it in the care of the Guild.

Anthony studied architecture at the Northern Polytechnic in Highgate. As an architect he worked at Sir Basil Spence, Bonnington & Collins where he was involved, among other works, with designing the British Embassy in Rome, and the new Town Hall for the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

On leaving Bonningtons in the mid 1980s he worked for Bickerdike Allen & Partners for 7 – 8 years, giving expert architectural advice on problematic issues relating to a variety of buildings, including the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Anthony’s interest in John Ruskin came from his lifelong love of Italy, his interest in art and design and his background in architecture. He loved to visit places associated with Ruskin and read Ruskin’s books widely, as well as amassing a large collection of his work including many first editions.

When he retired he wished to extend his interest in Ruskin into the practical field. He became a Companion of the Guild in 1994 and was elected a Director. Through his architectural interests he became the Director responsible for their properties at Westmill in Hertfordshire. He retired from this role around the age of eighty.

He also joined the Ruskin Society of which he became an active member. He helped with the arrangements for lecturers, and became a Vice-President of the Society.


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 The Gulf of Years  Letters from J.Ruskin to Kathleen Olander  John Ruskin  George Allen  1953  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP021
 Letters to William Ward  A pupil artist  John Ruskin  George Allen  1922  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP022
 Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle & John Ruskin    J.Ruskin & T Carlyle  Stamford University Press  1982  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP023
 Correspondence of J.Ruskin with Angelo Allessandi  reprint from bulletin of John Rylands University  John Ruskin  University of Manchester  1978  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP024
 Correspondence of J.Ruskin with Charles Eliot Norton    J.Ruskin and C.E.Norton  Cambridge University Press  1987  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP025
 Ruskin's Letters from Venice  To his father  John Ruskin  Yale University Press  1955  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP026
 Dearest Mama Talbot  Letters from J.Ruskin to Mrs.Fanny Talbot  John Ruskin  George Allen  1966  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP027
 Hortus Inclusus  Letters from Ruskin to Sister Ladies of the Thwaite Coniston  John Ruskin  George Allen  1888  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP028
 Letters to Francesca & Memoirs of the Alexanders    John Ruskin  Lothrop Lee & Shepherd Co. USA  1931  First Edition, Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP029
 The Solitary Warrior  New letters by J.Ruskin  John Ruskin  George Allen  1929  Letters, Works John Ruskin Library Bewdley Accession No: AP030