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Record 13 of 16
System Number: 07691
Date: [27 February/15 March 1900?]
Recipient: Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 273/4/4
Document Type: ALS
You know, dear Mrs Pennell, what has come upon me again - and how my Brother the Doctor has gone! - and I am miserable!
And in the midst of [p. 2] all the blackness I must send you both this beautiful thing that the Doctor would have delighted in - as he did in all the others -
As to the Boers - they are all right! - and wonderful indeed is the blind assishness of the jubilant!
But of this - later -
Do write -
1. [27 February/15 March 1900?]
Dated from the death of JW's brother (see below).
4. beautiful thing
Probably alluding to a cartoon by Caran d'Ache (1859-1909), né Emmanuel Poiré, caricaturist [more]. A note in E. R. Pennell's hand reads: 'Another Caran D'Ache cartoon - No clue to which one'. Another such drawing is mentioned in #07690.
The Boer War (1899-1902) is mentioned in numerous letters written by JW around this time (see #10685, #04773).