The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883
Record 13 of 54

System Number: 08092
Date: [1/15 February 1883][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Henry E. Morgan[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/30/1
Document Type: ALS


Dear Mr Morgan -

Just one word about the Catalogue[3] - If it be possible the first thing in the morning without retarding the work -

See that the marginal note[4] that at present reads "You can't always sometimes generally tell" is altered to "Sometimes, generally, always." ' -

Yours truly

J. McNeill Whistler

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1.  [1/15 February 1883]
Dated from the reference to an exhibition catalogue (see below). Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, p. 40, no. 13, dated [February 1883].

2.  H. E. Morgan
Henry E. Morgan (b. ca 1851), employee of Thomas Way, lithographic printer [more].

3.  Catalogue
Etchings & Drypoints. Venice. Second Series, the exhibition catalogue for Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883; ; the exhibition opened on 17 February 1883.

4.  marginal note
The note appears on p. 11 of the catalogue alongside The Traghetto, No.2 (K.191).