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System Number: 01779
Date: [1886/1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: James Grace[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G145
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB.[3]

So my poor dear Jimmie I hear you have gone over to Barrabas[4] [sic] after all!!!! -

Well - well - I suppose I shall never see any more of you? -

Goodbye my dear good Jimmie -

[butterfly signature]

Look at Punch[5] this week!

[p. 2] 'To / James Grace'[6]


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Notes:

1.  [1886/1888?]
Dated by signature and possible reference to RBA (see below).

2.  James Grace
James Edward Grace (1851-1908), landscape painter and illustrator [more].

3.  BEEFSTEAK CLUB.
A private gentlemen's dining club. The printed heading is in the right margin.

4.  Barrabas
The criminal set free from the death penalty on the day of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The implication is that Grace betrayed JW, possibly by failing to support JW when the latter was PRBA.

5.  Punch
Punch is a satirical periodical. The exact reference has not been identified.

6.  'To / James Grace'
Written in a different hand.