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Record 7 of 12

System Number: 07410
Date: [8 December 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Walter Théodore Watts-Dunton[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1398
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

'8 Dec 1886[3]'

Why this silence Théodore? - Or where [are] you? - You must have had telegrams[4] &c! -

What have you to say of my sacking Printing House Square[5]! -

It finds its parralel only in one [p. 2] of Stonewall Jackson's[6] raids! -

Why not look in at the Vale[7] tomorrow and breakfast at 12 - on your way to town!

[butterfly signature]


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Envelope:

Theodore Watts Esq
The Pines
Putney Hill -
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON W. C. / 7 / DE 8 / 86 / 15
[postmark on verso:] LONDON - S. W. / V 7 / DE 8 / 86


Notes:

1.  [8 December 1886]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Walter Théodore Watts-Dunton
Walter Theodore Watts (later Watts-Dunton) (1832-1914), solicitor, novelist and poet [more].

3.  8 Dec 1886
Written in another hand, in pencil.

4.  telegrams
Not located.

5.  Printing House Square
JW's series of letters to the Times (see #11433).

6.  Stonewall Jackson's
Thomas Jonathan ('Stonewall') Jackson (1824-1863), Confederate Lt. General [more]. JW flattered himself! He used the same comparison in a letter to F. Boughton, #00368.

7.  Vale
JW and Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more] lived at the 'Pink Palace', The Vale, off the Fulham Road, Chelsea.