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System Number: 08549
Date: [December 1901][1]
Author: JW
Place: Bath
Recipient: Magda Heinemann[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/48/2
Document Type: ALS[3]

'[ca. 1902]'[4]

Chère Madame -

Are you, as I indeed I [sic] trust you are, in bouyant [sic] spirits and satisfied with your beauty? the bella Mafia is so exacting! -

Well then, I think of coming up again on Monday - and we [p. 2] might perhaps, if it pleases, find a sitting or two for the Oval[5] - in that dress, or another - ? What do you think -

As to the total eclipse of Master William[6] behind one Mortimer Menpes[7], he has doubtless so entangled and compromised himself that he chucks up explanation as hopeless and settles in desperate silence -

Always devotedly
Votre Serviteur

[butterfly signature]

7. Marlborough Street -
Bath -

Wednesday -

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1.  [December 1901]
Dated by address.

2.  Magda Heinemann
Magda Stuart Heinemann (m. 1899), née Sindici, pseudonym 'Kassandra Vivaria', writer [more].

3.  ALS
The paper has a mourning border.

4.  '[ca. 1902]'
Added in another hand.

5.  Oval
Portrait of Mrs William Heinemann (YMSM 531).

6.  Master William
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

7.  Mortimer Menpes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more].