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."