Documents associated with: 3rd Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1879
Record 11 of 18
System Number: 13773
Date: [May 1879?]
Recipient: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Repository: Georgetown University Library, Washington, DC
Call Number: Edith S. and John S. Mayfield Collection
Document Type: ALS
THE WHITE HOUSE,
As you wont "come in without an order" I send you one! Though I think it shockingly mean to have kept away from the show while it is so very hot! -
Do look round tomorrow at about 2 - to half past.
1. [May 1879?]
Dated from address, and to the 'order', which perhaps is a reference to bailiffs in the wake of JW's recent banckruptcy.
2. Algernon Charles Swinburne
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), poet and critic [more]. Although this note has been associated with Swinburne, the tone is more like that of JW's letters to Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].
JW used the phrase 'the show' to refer to his financial affairs.