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Autograph letter signed with initials : Hastings, to William Allingham, 1854 June 26.

Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti; William Allingham
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to William Allingham (MA 381) item 9
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Mentioning that Miss Siddal has "benefited a good deal by her stay in Hastings" and has been working on sketches to illustrate the ballads. Discussing "the mighty Mac Cracken" and his recent attempted sale of several pictures by Hunt, Millais, Brown, Hughes " & several other pictures." Mentioning that MacCracken noted "that he should part with neither of mine," and stating "Full well he knows that the time to sell  Read more...
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Named Person: Elizabeth Siddal; Francis MacCracken; William Holman Hunt; John Everett Millais, Sir; Ford Madox Brown; Arthur Hughes
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Dante Gabriel Rossetti; William Allingham
OCLC Number: 707559627
Notes: Written on mourning paper.
Dated at head "26th June 1854." The query is Rossetti's, and the postmarks (JU 26 and JU 28) support this as the correct date.
Envelope with stamp and postmarks and addressed to "William Allingham Esq / New Ross Ireland."
The "cordial stunner" was probably a Bell Savage Inn waitress, with whom Rossetti had "an innocent flirtation."--Fredeman, letter 54.51, n. 6.
Part of a large collection of letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti primarily to William Allingham. Letters have been cataloged individually; see collection-level record for more information.
Description: 1 item (4 p.) ; 17.8 cm. + envelope.

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Mentioning that Miss Siddal has "benefited a good deal by her stay in Hastings" and has been working on sketches to illustrate the ballads. Discussing "the mighty Mac Cracken" and his recent attempted sale of several pictures by Hunt, Millais, Brown, Hughes " & several other pictures." Mentioning that MacCracken noted "that he should part with neither of mine," and stating "Full well he knows that the time to sell them is not come yet." Noting that he urged MacCracken to place reserves (most of which were not met) on the pictures he attempted to sell through Christie's, and that "he seems hard up." Describing a crier going up the street and wishing that one could "put all one's plagues & the skeletons of one's house into his hands, & tell them & sell them without reserve.'" Mentioning an encounter with "the cordial stunner." With a postscript on the envelope.

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