Documents associated with: Windsor-Clive, Lady
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System Number: 13765
Date: [July 1881/1882]
Recipient: Thomas Waldo Story
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S308
Document Type: ALS
I am at last really out of my depth - and miss you awfully[.] Of course I have written before as you see by the enclosed which remained in my pocket because of general shiftlessness that set in soon after you left -
Now look here - I make for Frank Miles' place at Bingham (Nots.) on Friday morning - and on Saturday I turn up at Liverpool - [p. 2] Will that be all right - can I rely upon your being long enough in one place for me to catch you there? - If however you should bore yourself waiting, you might go on to Dennison's and leave full directions for me at the Adelphi in a letter that I should call for - In any case do go to Alfred Chapman's 23. Abercromby Square and tell the housekeeper to show you my pictures - she will do so as a matter of course - if the Chapmans are still away, and if they are there now they will be only too delighted to see you -
What will you - everybody is very nice but I am afraid que je m'ennuie!
1. July 1881/1882
The watermark bears the date '1881' and so the letter cannot be dated any earlier than this. It may date from the summer of 1881 or later; for possible related letters, see JW's letter to Lord Wharncliffe, asking him to second Story for membership of the Beefsteak Club (#07424). Dated also from butterfly signature.
3. WORTLEY HALL,
Letter written at right-angles to printed address. JW was writing from the home of Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Stuart-Wortley (1827-1899), 1st Earl of Wharncliffe [more] in Yorkshire. There he painted Note in Green: Wortley (YMSM 303).
Popular luxury hotel, opened in 1826 by James Radley, in Ranelagh Place, Liverpool.
7. Alfred Chapman's
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more]. Between 1874 and 1878 Chapman bought Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100), Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Southampton Water (YMSM 117), Nocturne: Battersea Reach (YMSM 160), Cremorne (YMSM 168) and Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174).
8. que je m'ennuie!
Fr., that I am bored.
Possibly Admiral Lord Clarence Edward Paget (1811-1895), Secretary to the Admiralty and Privy Councillor [more], or Alberta Victoria Sarah Caroline Clive (m. 1883, d. 1944), née Paget, Lady Windsor [more], who JW painted; see Gay Paget in the garden of Wortley Hall, Yorkshire (M.854).
10. mais ça ne me dit pas grande chose!
Fr., but that does not mean much to me!