Documents associated with: Wilde, Oscar
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Impossible mon cher! -
I live but in the fields and am bitten by the sand fly of Putney -
Came to town for breath of fresh air this morning - return this evening but am back in time to receive you at breakfast [p. 2] tomorrow - Mind you are not late - every body will be charming -
'J. McNeill Whistler to Oscar Wilde'
Envelope:Oscar Wilde Esq
9. Charles Street
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] CHELSEA / S. W. / 2 5 / MY 26 / 83
[postmark on verso:] LONDON - W / M 8 / MY 26 / 83
1. [26 May 1883]
Dated from postmark.
3. the sand fly of Putney
Perhaps a reference to Walter Theodore Watts (later Watts-Dunton) (1832-1914), solicitor, novelist and poet [more]. Watts lived with Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), poet and critic [more] at The Pines, Putney Hill.
4. J. McNeill Whistler to Oscar Wilde
Written at foot of letter in pencil in another hand.