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16th May 2003 - 'Nobody's perfevt' (no. 5)

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!

Whistler's Mother discusses her local Liverpudlian workman:

"I was at 176 dearest Jemie when the Express brought your valise ... Mary was to take it yesterday afternoon to the Scouser & I must try my ingenuity to repair it when I return home on Thursday."
(ie, Scourer)

(GUL Whistler W454)