The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Exhibition, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1901
Record 7 of 9

System Number: 07740
Date: [30 October 1901][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Elizabeth Robins Pennell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 273/10/5
Document Type: ALS[3]

Dear Mrs. Pennell -

What is your wonderful system of police? and how could you know that I had called when I saw no one? ! -

Of course I shall be delighted to come on Thursday if this terrible weather does not make it impossible!

I cannot expect [p. 2] my doctor to forgive me if I take cold again!! -

and I cannot propose to spoil your dinner table by any such uncertainty - Still?

I did not see the articles in the "Sun[4]" of Sunday! -

and think it would be nice of you to tell me what it was all about? -

Someone told me that there is an article in the Fortnightly Review - about the International[5] handwritten by D S M[6] -

Is this so? - -

Dear Mrs. Pennell do forgive me - I am so tired after my day's work that this must go in its present incoherent condition! -

Always devotedly

J. McNeill Whistler -

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Mrs. Joseph Pennell
14. Buckingham Street
[postmark:] LONDON W. / 12.15 AM / OC 30 / 01
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. W. O. / 1 7 / OC 30 / 01


1.  [30 October 1901]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936), née Robins, JW's biographer [more].

3.  ALS
The paper has a mourning border.

4.  Sun
Not located.

5.  International
3rd Exhibition, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1901.

6.  D S M
Dugald Sutherland MacColl (1859-1948), painter and etcher, art critic and writer [more].