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System Number: 13371
Date: [26 March 1892?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: [Edmund Yates][2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Call Number: GLAHA 46168, pp. 23-24
Document Type: AD/Ld

He that telleth a tale to - Carlyle's[3] majority
write to Marlborough[4] - Mrs Joshua[5] -
   "   "   Destournel[6]
Call upon -
   "   "   German Embassy
   "   "   Lewis[7] - -
   "   "   Parkes[8] - ring
   "   "   Heinemann[9] -
   "   "   Shannon[10] [JJ?]
   "   "   Shannon & Rickets[11] [sic] -

Whether[12] RA. or ARA, and certainly he deserves to be both, Mr Jones[13] has achieved my eternal gratitude - for not often may one meet with a confrère, who on a public occasion without any selfish thought of his own dignity, so immediately, sacrificed himself in order to write the history of another -

He had not at that time, so pleasantly adjusted that not even same earnest work, [illegible] [from?] the high prices so was concientiously objected to

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1.  [26 March 1892?]
The bottom half of this page contains a draft of a letter to E. Yates that is so dated, see #11430; the top half contains notes relating to JW's show, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

2.  Edmund Yates
Edmund Hodgson Yates (1831-1894), novelist, 'Atlas' columnist and editor-proprietor of the World [more].

3.  Carlyle's
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), historian and philosopher [more]. The 'majority' is the people.

4.  Marlborough
George Charles Spencer-Churchill (1844-1892), 8th Duke of Marlborough [more]. JW hoped to paint his portrait but this did not come to pass.

5.  Mrs Joshua
Marie Joshua (b. 1845 or 1846), wife of S. Joshua [more].

6.  Destournel
Paul Henri Benjamin Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant (1852-1924), diplomat [more].

7.  Lewis
Sir George Henry Lewis (1833-1911), society lawyer [more].

8.  Parkes
James Unitt Parkes (ca 1846 - d.1913), jeweller, silver merchant and goldsmith [more].

9.  Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

10.  Shannon
James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923), genre and portrait painter [more].

11.  Shannon & Rickets
Charles Hazlewood Shannon (1863-1937), painter and lithographer [more], and Charles de Sousy Ricketts (1866-1931), painter and designer [more].

12.  Whether
The remainder of the page contains a draft of #11430.

13.  Mr Jones
Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898), painter and designer [more].