Documents associated with: Constant, T. C. J.
Record 32 of 32
System Number: 08536
Date: [June/September 1897]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
I suppose that you have gone with ease, my dear host & publisher, direct from the East to East Brighton! - or else I might have expected a word from you to say that you are grieved to hear that I have been ill! -
Yes the Doctor here has had me in charge - and - for me - I have been very much down in my mind as well as low in health! -
[p. 2] This afternoon I got out for the first time - and looked up the Financier - I thought he might have charming bits of mining news - but bless you! he is lost in Paris! - Do you ever expect to see him again? -
The Doctor wants me to go and "rest" for a week or two - somewhere in the warmth -
But it's no rest to me to potter off alone - without even a Constant to take care of the things - I thought I might compromise the matter by just staying for a day or two or a week at Dieppe - But they think the winds are too harsh up there for anyone who has been trying to get rid of a cold for nearly four months! -
You might wire over the name of a hotel in Marseilles - in case I should make up my mind to run down there tomorrow night -
What are you going to do? -
In any case I shall get back as soon as I can -
110. Rue du Bac -
1. [June/September 1897]
Dated from the address and references to finance, health and travel (JW went to Dieppe later in the season); similar subjects appear in another letter to Heinemann, #08482. Another hand has added '[ca. 1899]' at the top.
Deep mourning border.