Documents associated with: Abdullah, Abu
Record 2 of 2
System Number: 07883
Date: [October 1882?]
Recipient: Francis Cowley Burnand
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/10/1
Document Type: ALS
Also that as a matter of course you are are full of admiration and ardour - [p. 2] ready to fight in his cause -
My dear we have all gone through the phase - You are only a little late - that is all -
Ask Pelegrini [sic] - and Mitford and hosts of others - and meanwhile as I hear that poor Kicky and Charles Keen [sic] are looked upon coldly as deriders of our hero, I have promised to send the accompanying "Paddon Papers" -
If you have twenty minutes to spare read them quietly through, - Envoi and all,
letting letting them unfold their tale gradually, and if you are greatly bored try and forgive
1. [October 1882?]
Dated by reference to publication (see below).
Robert Macaire was a clever, ruthless rogue and dandy, played by the actor Frédérick Lemaître (1800-1876), in L'Auberge des Adrets, Théâtre Ambigu-Comique, 1823. The story of Macaire and his companion Bertrand was told in the 1830s in a series of political cartoons in Le Charivari, scripted by Charles Philipon (1806-1862), journalist, printmaker and caricaturist [more], with lithographs by Honoré Victorin Daumier (1808-1879), caricaturist, printmaker, painter, and sculptor [more] (see Maurice, Arthur Bartlett and Frederic Taber Cooper, History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature, London, 1904).
4. Boabdil el Chico
Abu Abdullah, or 'Boabdil', the last Moorish ruler of Granada (1482-1492).
10. Paddon Papers
Whistler, James McNeill, Correspondence. Paddon Papers. The Owl and the Cabinet, London, .
Written in another hand.