William & Mary: Alumni Gazette
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"In 1882 James McNeill Whistler, smarting from an attack on him by his erstwhile friend Algernon Charles Swinburne, wrote Swinburne a public letter addressed to "one Algernon Swinburne--outsider--Putney." Those stinging words, "outsider-- Putney, " are an apt precis of the critical reputation of Swinburne's work written after his move in 1879 from London to the Pines, the suburban villa in Putney, near Wimbledon, that Swinburne was to share until his death in 1909 with a solicitor and man of letters, Theodore Watts (later Watts Dunton)..."
Meyers, Terry L., Swinburne: Notorious, Eccentric, Prolific-but Obscure: Swinburne Re-Emerges as a Major Victorian Literary Figure (1982). William & Mary: Alumni Gazette.