The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: The Artists' and Amateurs' Conversazione, Willis's Rooms, London, 26 March 1863
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System Number: 08987
Date: [24 March 1863][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/46/3
Document Type: ALS[3]

7a Queens Road Chelsea

Wednesday Tuesday night

Dear Rose -

I wrote to you to Southampton three names for tickets[4] and I have since wished that William Rosetti[5], and Stevens[6] of the Athenaeum, might have one if possible - I shall bring my proofs tomorrow to Salisbury St[7] at five o'clock to show you, and if you will do me the pleasure of dining with me, we can talk all these matters over and understand clearly all about this exhibition[8] to which I attach by this time so much importance - I shall [p. 2] bring with me a full list[9] of the 15. etchings & Dry Points -

Ever Yours -

J Whistler

I saw the house[10] today, which the workmen were finishing - They promised to bring the key this evening here - but have not done so - I'll try again tomorrow -
A demain -[11]

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1.  [24 March 1863]
Dated from address and reference to 7 Lindsey Row (see note below). This letter appears to date from just after #08985; and, according to the almanac, 24 March 1863 was a Tuesday.

2.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  ALS
'3' is written in another hand at the top of p. 1.

4.  tickets
For the Artists' and Amateurs Conversazione on 26 March 1863 at Willis's Rooms, London; see JW's letter to J. A. Rose, #08986.

5.  Rosetti
William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), civil servant and critic [more].

6.  Stevens
Frederick George Stephens (1828-1907), critic and PRB associate [more]. He was art critic of the Athenaeum, a scientific and literary review, from Ocober 1861 to 1901.

7.  Salisbury St
J. A. Rose's office at 11 Salisbury Street, Strand.

8.  exhibition
Probably an exhibition at the Arundel, a literary, scientific and artistic gentlemen's club of which Rose was a member. It held exhibitions of prints from time to time. It was located at 12 Salisbury Street, The Strand, next door to J. A. Rose's office at No. 11.

9.  list
List untraced; it probably included etchings from the Thames Set, such as Old Hungerford Bridge (K.76).

10.  house
7 Lindsey Row, Chelsea; the lease began on 25 March 1863 (#12160).

11.  A demain -
Fr., until tomorrow.