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Record 20 of 73

System Number: 08602
Date: [December 1884?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Charles William Dowdeswell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr Dowdeswell -

Do come tomorrow morning to the Studio on your way to town -

I want much to see you and have a little talk with you -

If you drive over, make your Cabby keep in the King's Road all the way, turning down Waterford Road past the board that warns [p. 2] you of 'No Thoroughfare', and then you get out just opposite the Studio - 454. A.[3] Fulham Road -

I shall be there by 9.30. oclock - and may perhaps go back to Town with you -


[butterfly signature]

Also I want to show you the place itself and various inventions[4] -

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1.  [December 1884?]
Dated by reference to 454A Fulham Road. On 11 October 1884 JW leased a studio at 454A Fulham Road (#01070) and moved in during December. He gave up the Vale and Fulham Road studio in the summer of 1888.

2.  Charles William Dowdeswell
'Mr Dowdeswell' is probably to Charles William Dowdeswell (1832-1915), art dealer [more].

3.  454. A.
Double underlined.

4.  various inventions
JW may mean household gadgets or his own recent work, which included such pastels as Variations in violet and rose (M.1079) and watercolours such as Note in black and grey (M.931) and Arrangement in black and gold (M.932).