Documents associated with: theatre, play
Record 14 of 30
System Number: 06587
Date: [4/11 April 1890?]
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Janey Sevilla Campbell
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W580
Document Type: ALd
21, CHEYNE WALK,
My dear Janey. -
This matter about the pirated writings of Jimmie which you might of [sic] heard of - has prevented our attending to anything else - or I should have written to you before to tell you how - we missed you on [p. 2] Sunday at breakfast -
Now - about [p. 3] the book
I lent you the copy one I lent you was the first volume of Beaumont and Fletcher published by Routledge and bound in red - with the first notes on the [day?] I lent it to you when you came to see me in Upper Cheyne Row - and you had on the grey muslin dress that you had worn at the Bucking[ham] [p. 4] Palace Garden Party. I can see you now - with the bonnet with forget me nots - and the grey bows on your shoes - I had only the day before been reading the notes F S in that same book and When you sent it back they where [sic] obliterated as far, as it was possible - all except [p. 1] one note in ink at the foot of page [18?] - "Beech wreath [p. 5] worn by priest of Pan [illegible]- functions"
Of course - if you say you did not rub them out, that is sufficient - but that they were rubbed out
while in your han during the time the the [p. 6] book was away from me and in your possession is Certain - -
so whether it were the [Jagger?] or the dear man himself [...]
1. [4/11 April 1890?]
Dated by reference to other letters on the same subject, including #13476 and #06586, which include similar phrases, and one dated 2 April 1890, #00348. The letter appears to follow J. S. Campbell to B. Whistler, 4 April 1890, #00515.
4. 21 CHEYNE WALK
Embossed heading in yellow. The letterhead also appears at the top of p. 6.
5. pirated writings
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890.
8. the first
The rest of the draft was written in pencil.
9. Beaumont and Fletcher
Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more], who had directed the 'Pastoral Players', a group founded by Lady Archibald Campbell, who performed plays in the grounds of Coombe House. Godwin's annotated production copy of Beaumont and Fletcher's The Faithful Shepherdesse (c. 1609), was the subject of their correspondence (see #06587).
10. [p. 1]
Written in the space above the letterhead on p. 1.
11. so whether
The rest was added in JW's hand.