Documents associated with: war
Record 12 of 44
System Number: 08526
Date: [31 October 1899?]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
ADRESSE TÉLÉGRAPHIQUE - CHATHAMEL-PARIS
NO TÉLÉPHONIQUE : 247-53
[Chatham coat of arms with motto:] BENIGNO NUMINE
Catalogue arrived! - most excellent prompt and immediate friend!! -
My very best compliments acknowledgements and regrets to Madame Magda! for how shall I excuse this trouble I have given!
She can never forgive - though she has greatly flattered me - and touched me by her intended welcome -
[p. 2] At the last moment my plans were altered and I staid [sic] on at Dieppe and then was obliged to rush up to Paris - where, now that the ladies are absent, for a while, I am stopping of course at the Hotel -
You will have guessed - or rather you dont seem to have done this - from my wanting the Eden Sale - that the case is shortly coming on at the Cour de Cassation! and so I shall have to be at hand -
Do write me some news! The place must be teeming with it!! You must see people now - and at this moment I am very dull with a bit of neuralgia, picked up at some street corner in Dieppe, and working itself off here! - the pain of it simply awful for one who like myself never knows a headache!
Otherwise I am supposed to have brought back a beautiful condition of health! -
But what of our stocks & scrips & things in the City!! - ? These amazing British "Victories"! must be playing the old scratch with the genial expression of the Financier!! - Have you seen the seal I sent him? - I wonder, by the way, has he got it yet - You ask him - I dont think I shall write to him just yet until some of those missing Regiments, and the batteries that bolted with our own mules!!!! have turned up again! -
Miss Simmonds wrote to me the other day - but I have been crazy with this agony in the head -
Well well well! these here British Victories!!!
Now mind you write - You have been very slack for an age! - and there are lots of things set aside -
With kindest regards to you both and in the usual hurry
1. [31 October 1899?]
Dated 'Oct. '99' in another hand. The reference to 'neuralgia' shows that it dates from the end of the month, or possibly early November; see JW's letter to R. Birnie Philip, [30 October 1899], #04755.
9. Butterfly Secretary
Christine Anderson had recently left the post of manager of the Company of the Butterfly.
11. Miss Simmonds
Miss Simonds, a translator employed by William Heinemann.