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System Number: 10773
Date: [March 1885/1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Richard D'Oyley Carte[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 8/446
Document Type: TLc


My dear Carte, -

Of course I shall wait until we can talk matters over with Miss Lenoir[3] - I shall be only too glad to see her again - though I am quite dispirited about the American campaign[4] without her sympathy and joyous sense of things in managing the affairs -

We might all have a quiet little lunch and talk here at the studio if you and Miss Lenoir can manage to get away from Beaufort House[5] some day next week when your first great pressure of business is over? -

Always

[butterfly signature]

454, Fulham Road.


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Notes:

1.  [March 1885/1888]
This letter must date from after JW's Ten o'clock Lecture in February 1885. He gave up the Vale and Fulham Road studio in the summer of 1888.

2.  Richard D'Oyley Carte
Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901), impresario and property developer [more].

3.  Miss Lenoir
Helen Lenoir (1852-1913), née Coupar Black, actress and stage manager [more]. She had managed the arrangements for JW's Ten o'clock Lecture.

4.  American campaign
A lecture tour of America, such as Oscar Wilde made, but which for JW never materialised.

5.  Beaufort House
The office of Carte's opera agency was in Beaufort House, Beaufort Buildings, at 95 Strand.