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WSG to Pall Mall Gazette, May 21, 1890, p. 2

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN.

To the EDITOR of the PALL MALL GAZETTE.

Sir, – In to-day’s issue of the Pall Mall Gazette you appear to attribute the termination of my joint work with Sir Arthur Sullivan to a question connected with the opera which he is writing for Mr. D’Oyly Carte’s new theatre.  I shall feel obliged if you will permit me to state that any secession has no connection, direct or indirect, with the production of Sir A. Sullivan’s new opera.  For reasons that appear to me to be sufficient, I have voluntarily withdrawn from further collaboration, without, I am happy to say, putting an end to the friendly relations which have existed between Sir A. Sullivan and myself for many years.

  I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
    W.S. GILBERT.
39, Harrington-gardens, South Kensington,
     20th May, 1890.


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