Documents associated with: Ten O'Clock Lecture
Record 13 of 152
System Number: 07403
Date: [12/23 January 1885]
Recipient: Walter Théodore Watts-Dunton
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1391
Document Type: ALS
27, ALBEMARLE STREET.
you are to come and dine tomorrow - 'The Vale', at 7.30 without fail -
I long to see you -
You will hear from her in due course and therefore need not mean while send to any library for a place -
'note W. D. always asked for a front row owing to his short sightedness
1. [12/23 January 1885]
Dated from JW to T. Watts-Dunton, #07402 (envelope), which possibly contained this letter. However, a 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' ticket transcribed at #07405 and dated 23 January 1885 might possibly have accompanied this note, although this is unlikely. In any event, this letter cannot be dated later than the receipt of that ticket.
4. The Vale
JW was then living at 'The Pink Palace,' No. 2, The Vale, Chelsea.
6. golden words
JW is referring to the 'Ten O'Clock Lecture', his major public statement of his aesthetic ideas. It would be delivered for the first time on 20 February 1885. Helen Lenoir managed the event.
7. note W. D. always ... circa 1885
Note written in another hand (possibly that of Watts-Dunton's wife Clara) at top of p. 1. 'W. D.' was Watts-Dunton.