The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886
Record 8 of 54

System Number: 08645
Date: [June 1884/1886?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Charles William Dowdeswell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr Dowdeswell -

I will try and get to you tomorrow morning early - but in case I do not manage this, will come on Sunday - about 12 or 1 o'clock -

Now an idea - Do let Way[3] print some more Catalogues - say 50 - though I fancy it would be well worth while having a hundred - for by and [p. 2] bye at odd times, when rare, people will be sure to want copies - and then you can sell them - and now that it is still in type it will cost very little more -

Also did you hear any more from the Americans[4]? -


J McN. Whistler

13. Tite Street -

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1.  [June 1884/1886?]
The references to reprinting the catalogue suggest a date towards the end of 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884, or of the second Dowdeswell show in 1886.

2.  Charles William Dowdeswell
Charles William Dowdeswell (1832-1915), art dealer [more].

3.  Way
Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more].

4.  the Americans
This may be a reference to pictures to be sent to a loan show such as Loan Collection of Paintings and Sculpture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1885-1886, or preliminary plans for 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1889. It could also be Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), née Stewart, collector [more], and John ('Jack') Lowell Gardner (1837-1898), collector [more], whom JW had invited to visit the exhibition (see JW to I. Stewart Gardner, #09113).