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Record 10 of 11
Dear Mrs Addams -
I wired to you yesterday that the new letter to you both had been sent - But I doubt if it reaches you before Tuesday! -
Probably this will be just as soon - and the two come together -
You see yesterday there was no boat! and the mountains [p. 2] acrross [sic] the island are covered with snow - and the railway is choked! and the letters take days! -
Ridiculous! isn't it -
Excellent - Parker's Academy! - and the new order of Painting & drawing - and the rest of it! - In this way I daresay there will be a little dribble, for a while, of some [gravable?] souvenirs - puzzling very slightly the new Masters!
But it wont last long - And then they will all tramp off to Brittany - and there will be the end of it!
I hope you will get the letter all right - though it may be delayed by the snow - How is it in Paris? I will wire if I change my address - until when you may write as usual - and for telegraphy Ajaccio is sufficient -
With kindest regards -
J McN W
HÔTEL SCHWEIZERHOF, AJACCIO
PROPRIETAIRE, A. BOSSHARDT
Madame Clifford Addams -
9. Rue des Fourneaux -
[stamp:] POSTE / 15 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmarks x 2:] AJACCIO / CORSE / 4 / 17 / FEVR / 01
'This letter precedes the - one - arranging about the book'
1. 17 [February 1901]
The full date is taken from the postmark.
3. Inez Addams
Inez Eleanor Addams (fl. 1898-1927), née Bate, painter [more]. Addams was one of the first students at the Académie Carmen, the Paris atelier opened by Carmen Rossi, model, proprietess of the Académie Carmen [more], where JW taught at intervals from 1898-1901. She became legally articled to JW as an apprentice on 20 July 1899 (see indentureship, #00019) and also acted as studio massière.
The paper has a mourning border.
6. Parker's Academy
7. I hope
'I hope ... Sunday. 17.' is written in the left and top margin of p. 2, at right angles to the main text.