Westgate on Sea: , 1896. Item #03063
A Louis Wain Autograph Letter Signed
"My Dear Child, your very delicious letter comes upon me
in the midst of a long spell of difficult work…"
WAIN, Louis. [Autograph Letter Signed] To Miss Jessie Sharples. Westgate on Sea, Kent: Jan. 25, 96.
Two pages folded, on paper headed 5 Beaufort Buildings, Strand, W.C.
"Bendigo, Westgate on Sea, Kent.
To Miss Jessie Sharples. Jan 25, 96
My Dear Child, your very delicious letter comes upon me in the midst of a long spell of difficult work which may keep me employed for some time, therefore I must ask you to look out for a reply & a little sketch some time in the future, & if you do not hear, --- well I shall always be glad of a reminder from such a quaint pen. Believe me. Yours very Sincerely
"In 1895, the Wains moved from 16 Adrian Square to 7 Collingwood Terrace, part of Westgate Bay Avenue; Sir William [Ingram] named the terrace after his son Collingwood. Number 7 was a large corner house; later they moved to number 10, a smaller house further up the terrace, away from Margate. Louis Wain named both houses after the famous prizefighter (William Thompson 1811-1880, nicknamed Bendigo) whose reputation he so admired." (Dale, p.33).