System Number: 00517
Date: 19 October 1890
Author: Janey Sevilla Campbell
Place: St Moritz
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C18
Document Type: ALS
Oct 19 90
My dearest Trix
Though you have not heard fr. me
of I expressed to our mutual freind [sic] my joy that Jimmie shld. have so pluckily & loyally attacked that foul [p. 2] fiend the Hawk (late Bat) in defence of Godwino[.] I guessed it was about him when I read the account in the papers. Please tell Jimmie fr. me he is a hero! The fact is that here I am always out [p. 3] wandering on the mountains & trying to forget that there is such a thing as fog & smoke or [jagging?]!! & pens & ink seem to be very scarce.
While the Storys were here we saw them several [p. 4] times. I like the old people so much & Villa Story is charming. I did not see Waldo at all though I believe he was there for a few days. We saw a good deal of M. de Montesquiou [p. 5] when he was here[.] He went away about a month ago. We are going I think to Milan for "Ognisanti" that is the 1st Nov[em]ber. & then on to Venice stopping at Padua &c. also we shall hang about [p. 6] the lakes I think before returning home
Here it is now heavy snow & tabogganing [sic] has begun. The children and I are burned as brown as berries[.] No pigments could possibly conceal it so I have resigned myself to my [p. 7] fate. I think that the Dawkins are at Compriègne staying at the De L'Aigles I think but I am not quite sure - Now do like a good Trix write to me so that I might get your letter before we start on our Italian prowl - & forgive me for [p. 8] having been so lazy. I am very glad Jimmie did not go to Law wth [sic] the Editor of the St James!
My love to the both of you
Janey / or / [Jaultie?]
3. mutual freind
Augustus Martin Moore (d. 1918), journalist and acting manager [more]. JW responded to an article in the Hawk, which he considered to libel the late E. W. Godwin, by striking A. Moore with a cane in the foyer of Drury Lane Theatre on Saturday evening, 6 September 1890.