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18th February 2003 - 'Nobody's perfevt' (no. 3)

Before having been edited and annotated, the group of some 10,000 transcriptions of nineteenth-century Whistler letters were bound to have contained a few small errors of transcription in their original first drafts. 'Nobody's perfevt' gathers together some of the finest mis-transcriptions ever found by the Whistler Centre - enjoy!


Writing in 1894 about Edward Burne-Jones, Whistler enters the political jungle:

"they said he had been made a Peer of the Realm - and would be the first panther in the Upper House!"
(ie, painter)

(LCMS PWC 272/4/7)