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Thomas Woolner letter to John Frederick Lewis, 1875 May 30

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Call Number: MSS 53

Scope and Contents

"May 30 1875. My dear Lewis, I hope you are getting better with the bright weather. I came down to spend the day at this lovely place, - the seat of the great Earl Chatham - and having nothing to do but enjoy myself I make a part of that enjoyment saying how-d'ye-do to you. I am truly sorry you do not get strong quickly; and not only on your own account, and on account of art, but also on my own, for I want the pleasure of seeing you. I am Visitor in the Life School till the middle of June; after that is over, I shall turn down to see you if it be only for ten minutes. I do not know what views you have at Walton, but they are sure to [be?] beautiful if you get glimpses of the Thames, but I think they could not beat this Paradisal spot except in the light of the River.- I have not been to the Ex: since it opened, for somehow ordinary work in art seems to me of very little use and gives me no particular pleasure to look at.- Pray make my compliments to kind Mrs Lewis, for she is always kind in telling me of you and I always feel deeply grateful to her.- My wife is here with me drinking in the lovely scenery. Ever truly yours, T. Woolner."


  • 1875 May 30


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (3 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


With printed heading: "Post Town Beckenham"; "Railway & Telegraph Bromley."; "Hayes, Kent."

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