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Walter Dudley

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Re: Walter Dudley

Posted: 24 Oct 2012 4:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for all yours, Jocelyn and Sue.
Walter was clearly a prominent amateur thespian in Auckland (while running his Queen Street butcher's business:
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&...--
Also I notice in the letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (letter 2159, page 287, April 1889, Vol Six, Yale UP, 1995)that RLS wrote admiringly from Honolulu to DCM: "... I wish to thank you, and to congratulate you; setting aside George Meredith, our elder and better, I read none of my contemporaries with the same delight..."
And in a footnote, the editor, Ernest Mehew, notes that DCM, in his response, having thanked RLS profusely, explains that he cannot pass on RLS's message to his wife, as "the poor thing suffered dreadfully for years and took refuge in opium and brandy... and now for two years I have not seen her."
DCM appears to have taken up with Alice in Melbourne in 1891, three years before the divorce proceedings.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
rneill218 23 Oct 2012 12:58PM GMT 
Jocelyn1411 23 Oct 2012 6:52PM GMT 
Jocelyn1411 23 Oct 2012 7:45PM GMT 
topaz00511 24 Oct 2012 12:20AM GMT 
rneill218 24 Oct 2012 10:53AM GMT 
topaz00511 23 Oct 2012 11:59PM GMT 
theycallmedr_... 24 Oct 2012 10:13PM GMT 
topaz00511 26 Oct 2012 2:48AM GMT 
Jocelyn1411 26 Oct 2012 3:35AM GMT 
topaz00511 31 Oct 2012 4:01AM GMT 
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