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System Number: 02093
Date: [October 1900/1901][1]
Author: Magda Heinemann[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H194
Document Type: ALS


[monogram:] WH

5, NORFOLK STREET,
PARK LANE. W.

Friday. -

Dear Mr Whistler,

Willie[3] is going to see Mempes[4] in the morning on Sunday, & we thought it might be rather fun to "wipe him up" in the evening.

Do you please come & dine with us, about [p. 2] eight. -

I don't know yet whether we are dining at home or in some haunt of vice.

If you will let me know whether we shall have the bonne fortune of seeing you, I will tell you as soon as we have [p. 3] decided, where to meet us. -

Yours' sincerely

Magda Heinemann


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Notes:

1.  [October 1900/1901]
Dated from the address and reference to Menpes (see below).

2.  Magda Heinemann
Magda Stuart Heinemann (m. 1899), née Sindici, pseudonym 'Kassandra Vivaria', writer [more].

3.  Willie
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

4.  Mempes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more]. This appears to relate to the proposed publication of a book by Menpes, either Menpes, Mortimer, and Dorothy Menpes, Japan, a Record in Colour, London, 1901, or War Impressions, Being a record in colour by M. Menpes. Transcribed by Dorothy Menpes, London, [1901]. Both were eventually published by Adam and Charles Black. The subject is mentioned in another letter from JW to M. Heinemann, #02092.