To Harriet Collins, June 1856 to August 1858


1858 to Harriet Collins a 


Harley Place

Thursday evening


My dear Mother,



I have


looked in on my


way to the Procters


to ask you to


order dinner tomorrow

here
, for me, and


of course for Charley

too. My plans


are changed and


unless Charley settles

1858 to Harriet Collins b 





to go out somewhere

I will dine at here



tomorrow.

Yours afftly


W.C



If it is inconvenient

to get dinner let


me know through


Charley, and I can


dine at the Club.

 

NOTES 

Although undated the letter must have been written during the 26 months that Wilkie's mother Harriet lived at Harley Place

The Procters were Brian Waller Procter, his wife Anne Benson Procter and their daughter the poet Adelaide Anne Procter.

Charley is Wilkie's brother Charles Allston Collins (1828-1873) the pre-Raphaelite painter.

The Club is almost certainly the Garrick Club which Wilkie joined on 3 June 1854.

 

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