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Collection Number: 11019-z

Collection Title: R.C. Nockold Papers, 1885-1886; 1896; 1965

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 14 items
Abstract R.C. Nockold was a jeweller of Frith Street, London. The collection includes ten letters, 1885-1886 and undated, to R.C. Nockold, from John Ruskin (1819-1900), Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire, England, about the purchase of precious stones, including the Colenso diamond, which Ruskin bought and later gave to the Natural History Museum; and two letters to Nockold from Ruskin's secretary on the same subject. Also included are an article, April 1896, from "The Strand Magazine" about the Colenso diamond which includes the text of two additional letters from Ruskin to Nockold and a newspaper clipping, 1965, about the theft of the Colenso diamond from the Natural History Museum.
Creator Nockold, R. C.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the R.C. Nockold Papers #11019-z, Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Anthony Garnett Fine Books of St. Louis, Mo., in May 1976.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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R.C. Nockold was a jeweller of Frith Street, London.

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The collection includes ten letters, 1885-1886 and undated, to R.C. Nockold, from John Ruskin (1819-1900), Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire, England, about the purchase of precious stones, including the Colenso diamond, which Ruskin bought and later gave to the Natural History Museum; and two letters to Nockold from Ruskin's secretary on the same subject. Also included are an article, April 1896, from "The Strand Magazine" about the Colenso diamond which includes the text of two additional letters from Ruskin to Nockold and a newspaper clipping, 1965, about the theft of the Colenso diamond from the Natural History Museum.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, May 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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