The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884
Record 3 of 69

System Number: 11545
Date: [1882/1884?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Frances Elizabeth H. B. Creyke[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLfc[3]

I send you my man[4] - he brings you this and will tell you all about the Golds[5], and better still make you the mounts quite as cheaply and with more understanding than anyone else [...]

[J. McN. Whistler]

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1.  [1882/1884?]
Dated by the reference to frames (see below).

2.  Frances Elizabeth H. B. Creyke
Frances Elizabeth Hickman Bacon Creyke, née Beckett, wife of Ralph Creyke (1849-1908), MP.

3.  PLfc
Extract published in Maggs Sale Catalogue 885, London, 1962 (cat. no. 196), described as '1½ pages, oblong, 8vo'. The original has not been located.

4.  my man
The Maggs catalogue identifies this as 'Mr Wheatley'. This was probably William R. Wheatley (b. ca 1862), gold-beater [more]; he is recorded as working for JW during the period between December 1882 and January 1884 (see #09434, ##10027, #07902).

5.  Golds
JW's works in 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884, were framed in three shades of gold.