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System Number: 08160
Date: 23 April 1878
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton[1]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3/24/2
Document Type: ALS


The show was splendid yesterday! Why on earth didn't you turn up! -

Do look in tomorrow morning - I want to ask you something -

By the way mind you don't forget this next Saturday you must go to the Jopling[3]! -

[p. 2] I have heard something about the Peacocks[4]!! and I believe that you know all about it and are staying away purposely like the wicked confidant! -

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Theodore Watts - Esq
Ivy Lodge
Putney -
or 3 Putney Hill.
[stamp:] [illegible]
[postmark:] LONDON. S. W / 7 / AP 23 / 78


1.  Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton
Walter Theodore Watts (later Watts-Dunton) (1832-1914), solicitor, novelist and poet [more].

2.  '23'
Written in pencil in another hand in upper left corner.

3.  Joplings
Louise Jopling (1843-1933), née Goode, later Mrs Jopling-Rowe, artist [more], whose Salons were the meeting place for stars of the theatre, art, music and fashion.

4.  Peacocks
Either a reference to Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (YMSM 178) or its owner, Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more].