Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895
Record 24 of 84
System Number: 06637
Date: [11 November 1895]
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W631
Document Type: ALS
(p. 1) Well he's off - is Peter! - and here I am Chinkie hanging on - as usual the last! Amazing! - All alone too!
It was very nice though wasn't it of Peter to lend me Auguste - I don't know what I should have done without him - Fancy the poor Grinder having to clean his fists full of brushes after the day's work - Trotting them back to the inn! in the gloaming with the wind buffeting himself & and the [p. 2] canvases filling out like a small stunsail, whatever that is - and the sea roaring "hard by" ! -
There's a picture for you Chink! - Well perhaps it's not so bad as that after all - and I shant be long now any how - So you must get ready to forgive the work if it isn't what you feel it ought to be - and try and find in it the calmness and promise of the next -
It's all right dont you think my own dearest only Luck?! -
You got my wire of course - and then the Early Bus this morning - Well I am clinging to the pen more than ever then! [p. 3] and you did all you could to take it away from me! -
Did the Kennedy send the globules?. - Why couldn't his son do it in his absence? - I think he mentioned by the way in his answer to my letter the other day, that he was going to see you the next afternoon and that then I was going out of town - though I am not quite sure - and in any case, I should see that his son attended to whatever you might require in his absence -
Chinkie dear isn't the pain [p. 4] better now darling Chink - and haven't these days you spoke of gone by yet? -
I am glad Webb has been and was nice - I think of asking him to see Huish if there be any point to argue in the agreement - I shall know I suppose tomorrow - How glad you will be to see Peter - mind you make him show his things - but of course he will be only too delighted -
What did you think of Nellies letter?. -
Do you know I must write lots of pressing things - I do nothing but write and talk to my own Sweet Wam! - and at night I am so tired! - impossible to hold up my head -
The Kinsella Chinkie I haven't yet written to!! - But I telegraphed to her that I hoped to return in a fortnight, I told you this - Well now that was what she wanted to know in [order] to see about her arrangements - I shall write though - Dont you think you might send one little line to say that
I begged you to for I should be there directly?
I must send a line to Huish who is waiting -
Goodnight dear Luck & the little prayers for the two Wams
Mrs J. McNeill Whistler -
[stamp x 2:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / ONE HALF PENNY
[postmark:] LYME REGIS / D / NO 11 / 95
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W. / 5.15. AM / NO 12 / 95 / 14
1. [11 November 1895]
Dated from the postmark.
Auguste, servant of A. H. Studd, lent briefly to JW in January 1897.
5. [p. 3]
The page is numbered '(2.)' in the top right corner, but it is actually the third side of text.
Dr Samuel Kennedy (b. ca 1848), surgeon.
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more]. He was organising Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895.
12. to see ... [butterfly signature]
'to see ... directly' is written in the left and the rest in the upper margin on p. 1.