System Number: 10001
Date: [February/April 1884]
Recipient: Mortimer Luddington Menpes
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Document Type: ALS
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND. W. C.
You were not elected tonight - I fear because I was late at the meeting - The voting was over at eight o'clock - They were in an awful hurry - and have elected a couple of absolute duffers - Now [p. 2] that I have told you the worst, I will tell you the best - All this will matter but little to you - for I have made such a fuss about it, that you are to be put up again almost immediately and will probably be elected specially on the first of May - We shall see -
Don't say much about it -
1. [February/April 1884]
Dated by reference to club membership (see below).
This probably relates to Menpes' failed attempt at election to membership of the Hogarth Club in the early part of 1884 (see also #07902). However Menpes was elected later, possibly in early May as JW suggests here (see #10031).
4. Don't say much about it
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