System Number: 04740
Date: [15 September 1898]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P380
Document Type: ALS
I certainly thought I should have had a note this morning - Of course my telegram to Bunnie you must have got all right -
I always have [p. 2] a fancy to know that things reach you -
It seems that I forgot in yesterdays note to enclose the telegram I told you of - It came open - and yet all these days too late!! -
I cant tell you how grieved and pained -
Send me back the dépeche -
[p. 3] Caryn is in New York! - where he practices - his father wrote & told me -
The General -
My brother the Doctor has been very ill - better now -
My new doctor, who lives in the house, & is not bad for a Briton - speaks of sending me to the sea - but not for a day or two -
The letter has a mourning border.
7. telegram I told you of
The telegram announcing the sudden death of his friend Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), Symbolist writer and poet [more] on 9 September,#03772. Greatly upset, JW wrote a letter of condolence to Mallarmé's wife and daughter ([14 September 1898], #13274). See also #04739.
Fr., telegraph, wire.
Dr Caryn, JW's doctor in Paris. JW had been ill.