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System Number: 02605
Date: [14 September 1876][1]
Author: Frederick Dawson Leyland[2]
Place: [Liverpool]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L139
Document Type: ALS

27 James Street


D[ea]r Jimmie

When and by what train are you coming down[?] Let me know -

Your epistle[3] could not be surpassed - ye Gods, what language - How Jekyll[4] [sic] must have blushed -

Yrs truly

Fred D Leyland

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1.  [14 September 1876]
Dated from day of week and reference to 'epistle' (see below).

2.  Frederick Dawson Leyland
Frederick Dawson Leyland (b. 1856), son of F. R. Leyland [more].

3.  epistle
Perhaps a reference to JW's letter in Anon., 'Notes and News,' The Academy: A Weekly Review of Literature, Science, and Art, new series, vol. 10, no. 227, 9 September 1876, p. 275, in which he praises Jeckyll's work on the dining room at 49 Prince's Gate, London home of Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), shipowner, his wife Frances, and their children Frederick Dawson, Fanny, Florence and Elinor. See JW to the Editor of the Academy, 9 September 1876, #13692.

4.  Jekyll
Thomas Jeckyll (1827-1881), architectural designer [more].