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Documents associated with: Exhibition, Arrangement in Brown and Gold
Record 10 of 15

System Number: 08615
Date: [26 April 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Walter Dowdeswell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

My dear Walter -

You had better send for the pictures[3] at about 4. o'clock - -

Now have you thought of the numbers for the wall? -

The little gold numbers - they must [p. 2] [be] prepared immediately -

I shall ask Salaman[4] for the tuesday evening -

[butterfly signature]

I want a lot of cards - and shall send down my boy William[5] tomorrow morning -


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Envelope:

Walter Dowdeswell Esq
Brantwood House -
Macaulay Road -
Clapham -

[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] CHARING CROSS. W. C. / A 7 / AP 26 / 86


Notes:

1.  [26 April 1886]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more].

3.  pictures
JW's solo exhibition, 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886, opened on 29 April. The works included 75 oils, watercolours, pastels and drawings and a catalogue designed by JW.

4.  Salaman
Malcolm Charles Salaman (1855-1940), art critic and dramatist [more]. In fact, JW invited Salaman down to the gallery on Tuesday morning (see JW to M. C. Salaman, [26 April 1886], #10887).

5.  William
William Bell, JW's secretary [more].