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System Number: 11561
Date: [July 1886/1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Moreton Frewen[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Call Number: MA 4477
Document Type: ALS


Dear Mr. Frewen -

Pray present my compliments to His Excellency[3] and say that I have the honour to accept with great pleasure his flattering invitation to dinner on Saturday next -

For your own special keeping, I send you here below - with thanks [p. 2] for your charming note, the still joyous - though now Presidential - Butterfly[4] - as hinting at a past flippancy, in (& out of) the World, you were good enough to regret! -

[butterfly signature]


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Notes:

1.  [July 1886/1888?]
Dated by possible reference to JW as President of the Society of British Artists.

2.  Moreton Frewen
Moreton Frewen (1853-1924), MP for North-east Cork, and economist [more].

3.  His Excellency
Unidentified.

4.  Presidential - Butterfly
It is not clear what JW is talking about, unless it is that he had recently been elected President of the SBA.