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Documents associated with: Ten O'Clock Lecture
Record 19 of 152

System Number: 08605
Date: [January/February 1885][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Charles William Dowdeswell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr Dowdeswell -

I meant to have got over to you this afternoon - but for the rain might have managed it -

However tomorrow expect me - and I will walk back accross [sic] the Park with you - that we may talk of many things! -

Also do have for the machinery of "the Show" the necessary oil that shall keep it working well, in the shape of money for me!! - "A little checque"! [sic] as Irving[3] says, would be most pleasant in my pocket - as I fancy the bankers begin to think but little of my account - - -

I know we have been taking nothing in just now - [p. 2] but we shall my dear financier - we shall - for the air is just teeming with success - and the lecture[4] is growing apace - and will be I need not say


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1.  [January/February 1885]
Dated from before 20 February 1885, due to reference to JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' (see note below).

2.  Charles William Dowdeswell
Charles William Dowdeswell (1832-1915), art dealer [more].

3.  Irving
John Henry Brodribb alias Henry Irving (1838-1905), actor, Director and manager of the Lyceum Theatre [more].

4.  lecture
JW delivered his 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' for the first time at the Prince's Hall, Piccadilly on 20 February 1885.