System Number: 12813
Date: [3/10 July 1878]
Recipient: Matthew Robinson Elden
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler E59
Document Type: ALS
I am so sorry my dear Elden
not to have seen you before - but I have been so awfully pulled about by these two papers that I have not managed it - You will be pleased to know that I think myself pretty well out of the mess - and things will go on right enough hereafter - Meanwhile I have not ventured to change the cheque having a sort of superstitious feeling that it would be [p. 2] better to be able to restore [it] if anything were queer! you know my way! - and will forgive the delay there has been in our own transaction -
I enclose the fiver - as agreed and the sov[ereign] - (10 shillings lent - and the expenses of the model) - but I cannot enclose half the thanks I owe you - there will always be that debt between us -
Just off to town again - the "Piccadilly" comes out tomorrow and I think you will be pleased with what I have started in Lithography -
Send us a line and say that you have not been too much inconvenienced by delay, and come round on your way any where -
J A McN. Whistler
1. [3/10 July 1878]
Dated by reference to Piccadilly: Town and Country Life (see below).
3. two papers
JW's lithotints, The Toilet (C.10) and The Broad Bridge (C.11), were published in Piccadilly: Town and Country Life on 4 and 11 July 1878. The editor of the Piccadilly was Walter Theodore Watts (later Watts-Dunton) (1832-1914), solicitor, novelist and poet [more].