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Record 12 of 13

System Number: 03329
Date: [20 September 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 11
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS


You are coming to me are you not on Saturday at 3? - -

Fancy my rage when I found that the printer in Truth had made Sapem[3] - whatever that may mean - out of my Sapeur!! -

They will [p. 2] kill me these printers! - I shall die of misplaced italics! fancy underlining casual! -

Well - can't we combine something? -

[butterfly signature]


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Envelope:

To
The Lady Collin [sic] Campbell -
2. Victoria Mansions
Westminster
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON-W / 65 / 7 / SP 20 / 86
[postmark on verso:] LONDON S.W / 7A / SP 20 / 86


Notes:

1.  [20 September 1886]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell
Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell (1857-1911), née Blood, Lady Colin Campbell, writer, art critic and amateur artist [more].

3.  Truth had made Sapen
JW used the French word 'sapeur' (pioneer) in a letter to H. Labouchère, 21 August 1886, which was replaced with 'sapem' when published in Truth, 2 September 1886 (#09184). He wrote again on the subject to Labouchère on [8 September] (#11410).