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|25.5.1881||Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann|
Thomas Donaldson har modtaget et brev fra forlaget Macmillan, som ikke virker interesserede i at udgive Elisabeth Jerichau Baumanns rejsebog Brogede Rejsebilleder. Dette ærgrer Donaldson, da han mener, at værket kunne være af interesse for mange læsere.
1 21 Upper Bedford Place
London W C 25 May 1881
2 My dear M.me Jerichau
I yesterday received the accompanying note from Mc Millan & […?] no think in forwarding it on to you. I regret that the Firm do not see their way to avail themselves of the opportunity of publishing a work with such varied information of an artistic, social & literary nature, as I should hope would // interest a large sphere of Readers. I have also received from [Mesd?] V the 3 copies of the numbers, which I shall retain, until you let me know, whether I should return them to you or send them on to other parties; and await your instructions[.]
I hope you & all yours are quite well – my nephew Andrew Donaldson and his wife & group are all returned home. I wish you had known them in Rome. // My sister Mary (Mrs Nicholson) has been very ill all this year 1881; & we have been most anxious about her. But she is somewhat better now, & we would hope [she] may still be spared to us. My sister Jane is very well & keeps us all alive by her energy & vivacity a[l]though 82!!
I am very well in health: but I feel my faculties failing me. My memory [is] almost gone & the others as // hearing, seeing, [is?] on the wane! Have I sent you the illustrated Critique on the Academy Exhibition of this year?
Adieu adieu dear Friend
& believe me ever
Yr . attached
Tho. L: Donaldson
|Arkiv 2: Breve til Elisabeth Jerichau VI-XI, A-D|
|Elisabeth Jerichau Baumanns kunstneriske aktiviteter i England|
|Thomas Donaldson · Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann|