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System Number: 08552
Date: [17 August 1902][1]
Author: JW
Place: [The Hague]
Recipient: William Heinemann[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/1/2
Document Type: ALS

'[July 1902]'

[butterfly signature]

Whiskey came all right - Many thanks for such promptness - which [is] everything to him who waits... Try Shoolbreds[3] though - see if you don't find it softer & milder[4] - very much - - Visit from your cousins[5] - always charming! -

New books not arrived - you are not going Contrexeville[6] yet.

Better let those "Autos[7]" completely alone! See what devilments are going on with them all over the place!

Do write something about the "Monos[8]" though - (?) you dont answer the questions - Also about "S. Kensington" - Never have had a line of [illegible] congratulation or regrets from him.

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[postcard:] BRIEFKAART

William Heinemann. Esq
21. Bedford Street
Covent Gardens

'H. W. Mesdag[9] / 9 Laan van Meerdervoort'

[stamp:] 5 NEDERLAND
[postmark:] sGRAVENHAGEN / 7 - 8 N / 17 / A[U]G / [02]


1.  [17 August 1902]
Dated from the postmark. JW was then recovering from serious illness in The Hague.

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

3.  Shoolbred
James Shoolbred and Co., a large London chain of general retailers and wine and spirit merchants.

4.  milder
Double underlined.

5.  your cousins

6.  Contrexeville
Contrèxeville is a spa in the Vosges in France.

7.  Autos
An automatic printing process.

8.  Monos
A monotype printing process; JW was considering investing in shares in this company, and in the South Kensington Electric Company; see his earlier letter to Heinemann, #11292.

9.  H. W. Mesdag
Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831-1915), painter and collector [more]; written in another hand.