Documents associated with: sea pieces
Record 30 of 30
System Number: 08539
Date: 20 [February?] 1901
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
Ajaccio - Corse -
My dear Heinemann -
How are you? and are you then coming away again? that is what I make out of your hurried first letter - If so, why this time you had better take the train direct to Marseilles and come on here straight -
Nice, Monaco and all the rest are in a very bad way - We hear every day -
The thermometer at those places [p. 2] from 9 to 13 degrees below zero! - - and miserable creatures arrive here from the midst of snow! -
The boat from Marseilles for Ajaccio leaves on Saturdays and Mondays at 4. o'clock in the afternoon - and you are here the next morning by about 8 - So that you see is excellent -
It was very nice of you to see to all that about the little marines with Fox for me - and I hope you understood my wire - You see the post here is most irregular - and often letters are at least four days - and there are days when no letters leave the place at all for "the Continent" as they call it -
May's outcome after these years don't seem to be an excuse for all the trouble it has given us! - It is very kind of you to have wound him up for me - and of course I want you [to] subtract from the total, the sum due to Bedford Street and send them, cheque for rest to Drummonds for me -
I dont remember - Now as I write, it occurs to me that it may have been about swearing the evidence of Thomson [p. 3] and the others? - is that it? -
I am, perhaps you will be pleased to know quite better - and dare not all the same come back for another 2 or 3 weeks because of awful cold and weather you all tell me of up there! -
And this goes instantly!
So many things to you all!
'1901.' Wednesday 20.
1. 20 [February?] 1901
'Wednesday 20' is written by JW, and '1901' in another hand. JW was in Ajaccio in early 1901; 'Wednesday 20' could, according to the almanac, be either February or March.
Deep mourning border.