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System Number: 13541
Date: [7 May 1898][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Dighton Macnaghten Probyn[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler E33(a)
Document Type: ALd

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Dear Sir Dighton -

I trust you may not have entirely forgotten me & how on former occasions you kindly helped me to bring before the Prince[3] [our?] requests It is years since you s like the one I again would ask you to lay before present to him for me! -

It is an age since I have had the pleasure of seeing you but I always keep the warmest souvenir of all the kind charming kindness shown to me in former days by Lady Probyn[4] & yourself

[p. 2] I hope to come and thank you when I again am get back to London - but it is doubtful if I may travel yet because of this horrible influenza from to which I among others have for [suffer?] long - has had a hold upon me all through the winter -

I trust that you have not been one of it's victims - and are quite well -

Believe me, dear Sir Dighton
Very Sincerely Yours

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1.  [7 May 1898]
Dated from other correspondence between JW and Probyn (see #05055, #05056, and JW to Probyn, #09350, #09351, #09517; and JW to the Prince of Wales, #01045).

2.  Dighton Macnaghten Probyn
Sir Dighton Macnaghten Probyn (1833-1924), Secretary to the Prince of Wales [more].

3.  ALd
This is a draft for #09349, and is written on the same sheet as JW's letter to the Prince, #01045. Calculations written in the left-hand margin are not connected to the main letter.

4.  Prince
Albert Edward Saxe-Coburg (1841-1910), H.R.H. The Prince of Wales [more].

5.  Lady Probyn
Letitia, Lady Dighton Probyn (m. 1872), née Thellusson.