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12 Greenwood Road
9 Oct. 1888
My dear friend,
I am very sorry that I shall not be able to meet you at Leeds next week, as I have so much work that it is impossible for me to leave town. But I shall have the pleasure of hearing ‘St. Ludmila’ when you conduct it at the Crystal Palace on November 6?
I am writing to you now to tell you that my choral society, which you heard at Shoreditch, are going to do the ‘Spectre’s Bride’ on November 1st. Will you honor us by being present at the performance? I think you will be pleased; for my choir love[s] your work nearly as much as I do myself, and they are beginning to sing your choruses splendidly. Do come if you possibly can. We shall all be delighted to see you. Of course one or both of the Mr. Littletons will come with you. Let me know as soon as you can, that I may have some good seats kept for you, as I expect we shall be very full that night.
I have written to you in English instead of German, as I hear from Stratton that you are making great progress in our language.
With best regards,
Yours very cordially