COLENSO, John William, Bishop of Natal. 20119



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Jno. Natal’ as Bishop of Natal, to “My dear Mr Ruskin”, expecting him and his friends any time this week, and suggesting a time and date. 1 page 7 x 4 inches, in fine condition, light traces of former mounting. 28 Sussex Place, Kensington, 15 June 1863. John William Colenso (1814-83), Bishop of Natal. Charged with heresy in 1863 by his superior, Bishop Gray of Cape Town, Colenso was finally deprived of his see in 1869. In 1887 John Ruskin presented to the British Museum what became known as the Colenso Diamond, in honour of his friend the First Bishop of Natal.