Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909
Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
Responds to request for theatrical information: "I should be happy if I could be of any service to any friend of George Powell’s. But I know nothing of the stage or of the costume proper to a heroine of Villon’s, and no portrait of the lady who undertakes the part would help me to any suggestion. So I can only send you both my best wishes for her success."
Writes, “I return the title page with corrections. Having mislaid Mr. Halliwell’s address, I must give you the trouble of sending it again and I have to write to him at once. Can you let me know, as I cannot find his letter to see, whether he now habitually uses the official name of The Phillipino or not?" Sender's address marked as Hollingbury Copse, Brighton.
Expresses gratitude for "pamphlet on the Chitral Campaign."
Requests that a note be inserted into "next week's number of the Academy." Letter is addressed to "the Editor of the Academy."
Thanks receipient "for sending me the notes from my grandfather. He was 91, not 94, in 1853. The latter date must have been a slip of the pen or a lapse of memory, unless all other records of his age are wrong. He died in the summer of 1860."
Thanks letter recipient for "your father's pamphlet" and offers to distribute copies: "If I can find any other means of furthering his aim ... I shall be happy to avail myself of them."
Asks where he "could get a copy of the pamphlet you inquire for." He has not had one "for many years."
Letter has no sender's address.
States that he has "never written on the subject of Herodias" though "the legend ... is, of course, familiar."
Informs Langbridge that he may "make use of the extract you specify." However, he adds, "I should have thought the breaking-off in the middle at once of a line and of a sentence rather ungracefully abrupt but that is your concern."
Mentions work being done at The Pines and welcomes Bright to visit "any other day you will mention next week." Details entry to The Pines: "Of the two entrance doors ours is the second as you go uphill."
Swinburne's book order, including “Michelet’s new book – Nos Fils … Flaubert’s just published book L’Education Sentimentale.” Swinburne also shares his desire to write a new article on Flaubert, an article on “Ford’s plays” and requests “the proofs of [The Complaint of] ‘Lisa’ for America…” Sender's address marked as Holmwood, Henley on Thames.
Sends condolences: “I have read with deep interest and sympathy the pathetic and heroic record of your late brother’s life and death. No nobler and more inspiring subject for commemoration could be imagined or desired: but whether I shall ever be able to avail myself of it I naturally cannot at present say."
Writes, “I shall be very glad to come on Saturday. I am very sincerely sorry that you have a bad account of Harrison. I hope there is not reason to give up looking for a better one soon. I am well, and have been getting a little work done on different lines.” Letter edged in black.
Sender's address is Holmwood.
Declines a social invitation: “My dear Sir, I am suddenly and unavoidably prevented from enjoying the pleasure I had hoped for tonight. You will … understand how vexatious it is to me to be thus deprived of it, I hope [you?] will allow me to call soon and apologize in person – though indeed it is Providence above from whom an apology is due – to me as well as to you." Sender's address marked as 22a Dorset Street, W.
Acknowledges payment: "I should have written before now to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your cheque for £46 but I was away from home at the time of its arrival, which will explain the tardiness of this acknowledgement."
Inquires about a book order: “Will you send to the above address the copy, if one hand.... If any of the books I have ordered did come in, please forward them to the same directions." Sender's address marked as [unreadable] Vicarage, Brentwood.
Relates father's naval service: "My father, Admiral Swinburne, served as a midshipman under Lord Collingwood, and always retained a cordial affection for this memory."
Requests a "copy of Marwell's Works."
Correspondence written by Algernon Charles Swinburne, signed "A.C. Swinburne" and sent between 1878-1906. Letters are mostly sent from The Pines, Putney Hill, SW with a few noted exceptions.