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System Number: 09355
Date: [January 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Samuel Wreford Paddon[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3/34/21
Document Type: TLc

Dear Paddon -

Amazing - and we must all be there to hear the Owl[3]. I will see about Mempes[4] [sic] directly - indeed I would have answered your note at once only I am so hard at work - for me!

However à bientôt - and with best wishes, in this matter, and for the New Year to yourself and Mrs Paddon[5],


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1.  [January 1886]
Dated from reference to New Year and from Paddon's letter of 16 February 1886 to JW, #04372 (see below).

2.  Samuel Wreford Paddon
Samuel Wreford Paddon (b. 1843), diamond merchant and collector [more].

3.  Owl
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more]. This relates to Paddon's ongoing legal action against Howell for fraud (see S. W. Paddon to JW, #04372, and Ingle Cooper and Holmes to S. W. Paddon, #02269).

4.  Mempes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more].

5.  Mrs Paddon
Rebecca Paddon (b. 1844 or 1845), wife of S. W. Paddon [more].