The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895
Record 16 of 84

System Number: 02957
Date: [3 November 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: Lyme Regis
Recipient: Marcus Bourne Huish[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 3/21
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr. Huish -

A line to thank you for your letter[3] - & to say all right I expect Mr Brown[4] tomorrow then -

He need not hurry to come by the eleven o'clock train - the 1. o clock from Watterloo will do just as well - indeed better - for I shall be [p. 2] hard at my work as long as I have any day light -

By the one o'clock he gets here at about 6 - which will be capital - and we have the whole long evening - Charming!

In terrible haste
Very Sincerely Yrs

J McN. Whistler

The Royal Lion -
Lyme Regis -


Every thing will be ready for Mr Brown - Room - & all that - & trap waiting for him at Axminster[5] -

Only you must wire in the morning the hour he is to arrive - (at Axminster)

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [3 November 1895]
Dated from the almanac and from the reference to E. G. Brown's visit to Lyme Regis, also mentioned in JW's letter to B. Whistler of this date, #06632. JW worked at the seaside town of Lyme Regis, Dorset between September and December 1895.

2.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].

3.  letter
See #01316, #01319, and #01321.

4.  Mr Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more]. This relates to JW's forthcoming exhibition, Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895 which opened in December at the Fine Art Society. In a previous letter (#02959), JW suggested that Brown come down to Lyme Regis and they would go over the details of the exhibition together.

5.  Axminster
The nearest railway town, five miles north-west of Lyme Regis.