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System Number: 09976
Date: 7 October 1901
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: John Lavery[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Tate Gallery Archives
Call Number: Lavery Collection, TGA 7245/286
Document Type: ALS

My dear Lavery -

I am sorry to know that you also are laid up with this awful fog in the throat!

Mind you run no risks - Don't dream of going out -

I was not allowed at the Studio today - and indeed am not to be permitted to leave this Inn this week - and the Doctor wants me [p. 2] to go to Cornwall -

And now I cannot find a long letter that Tuke[2] most kindly wrote to me - and that I lost immediately & before I had time to read it!! -

Do write him a line and tell him how distressed I am - Of course the letter is not really lost - only too carefully set aside for proper perusal!

I do wish I knew what he was telling me!

Write -

J McN W -

Tallant's Hotel.
20. North Audley St.

Oct. 7.

I sent[3] your letter to Jean Jacques Rousseau[4]

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1.  John Lavery
John Lavery (1856-1941), painter [more], Vice President of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers.

2.  Tuke
Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1928), painter [more]. The long letter mentioned by JW is untraced.

3.  I sent ... Rousseau
This line is added in the space in the lower left portion of p. 1.

4.  Jean Jacques Rousseau
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1861-1911), painter and etcher [more]. The letter was probably inviting JW to exhibit at the 3rd Exhibition, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1901.