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System Number: 11134
Date: [5 July 1878][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published[3]
Document Type: PLfc

[...] Surely you must by this have exhausted the process of 'taking it out of me.' Give a feller a little chance!

One thing remember I am relying on you for Sunday[4]. The Addingtons[5] are to be taken care of and the Show - and Violet Fane[6] you are to be next to . . . .

For a 'reliable' man you are the most uncertain devil I ever met. [...]

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [5 July 1878]
This date is given in the sales catalogue entry, possibly from a postmark on the envelope.

2.  Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton
Walter Theodore Watts (later Watts-Dunton) (1832-1914), solicitor, novelist and poet [more]. This letter suggests some difference of opinion with JW.

3.  Published
Extract published in Maggs sale catalogue, London, no. 417, Christmas 1921, cat. no. 3270 (page 218), described as A. L. S, 2 pp., oblong 8vo. l, with envelope, for sale at £6. 10s..

4.  Sunday
Most likely referring to Sunday 7 July 1878.

5.  Addingtons
S. Addington, a friend of Lord Archibald Campbell.

6.  Violet Fane
Mary Montgomerie Lamb (1843-1905), pseudonym 'Violet Fane', writer [more].