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Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to William Houghton Clabburn, 1865 May 1

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Call Number: MSS 31

Scope and Contents

"My dear Clabburn,

I am taking your Magdalene in hand again, and shall have finished it without fail in six weeks or two months at latest, probably earlier. Meanwhile it would be greatly to my convenience if you would kindly let me have the remainder of its price now on its last resumption instead of on delivery. I have hesitated to ask this favour of you, lest the long delay which has occurred with the picture should cause you to think its completion in the specified time a declining matter. But you may rely on its getting done within the time discussed [?].

If you will oblige me in this, may I ask you to send me the money on receipt of the present letter, in the form of 2 Bank of England notes for £50 and £20 respectively, by post registered, which from I know by frequent experience that they will reach me quite safely. I always request, when it occurs to me, that money may be sent thus, as cheques, particularly country cheques, give me much trouble through my having no banker.

With kind rememberances to Mrs. Clabburn (who will with yourself truly be visible here some time in the picture season.) I am, my dear Clabburn,

Yours very truly, DG Rossetti"


  • 1865 May 1


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 18 x 23 cm, folded to 18 x 12 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Printed letterhead: 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.

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