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System Number: 10013
Date: [1885/1886?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Mortimer Luddington Menpes[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Document Type: ALfS

Why did you not put in an appearance yesterday? - Also I thought that doubtless you and Mr. Toovey[3] would have turned up here to breakfast this morning -

That meal is now over - and by this time you will both [have] had your lunch -

Will you come here now? or [p. 2] will you go to the Studio by half past one? - Mr. Polly[4] opposite will give you the key in case I am not there -

Dont you remember that it was arranged that Mr Toovey was to photograph the pictures[5] today? -

[butterfly signature]

Couldn't you bring one or two little plates[6] with you - two are quite enough for [...]

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1.  [1885/1886?]
Dated by signature; the text is incomplete and unsigned.

2.  Mortimer Luddington Menpes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more].

3.  Mr. Toovey
James Toovey (1813/1814-1893), bookseller and publisher.

4.  Mr. Polly
Polly, a neighbour of JW in London.

5.  photograph the pictures
A number of photographs of small works from the 1880s were apparently kept by Menpes, possibly as a result of the photography proposed here, e.g. Landscape with farm buildings (M.923), Master Menpes (YMSM 261), Street corner (M.1020).

6.  little plates
Menpes may have prepared copper etching plates for JW to use, or photographic plates.