The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Winter Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887-1888
Record 11 of 30

System Number: 09180
Date: 23 November 1887
Author: Elizabeth Lynn Linton[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Rutgers University Libraries, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Call Number: Special Collections and Archives
Document Type: ALS


Nov. 23. '87

My dear Mr Whistler /

You are Sweetness & Light in person to remember your poor old disabled admirer, & I only wish I could have been among the favoured of Friday[2]. But I am still far too weak & "silly" to venture out even in the day time, not to speak of [p. 2] the evening, though I am striding on towards recovery in seven leagued boots[3] - no less! - I have been almost dead with congestion of both lungs, but now, I am healed & have only to get strong: Meanwhile my thanks good wishes & sincere - may I say affection? - to [p. 3] your brilliant self & may your sun shine for ever in an unclouded sky & your shadow never grow less! -

Very sincerely yours

E. Lynn Linton -

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1.  Elizabeth Lynn Linton
Elizabeth Lynn, Mrs W. J. Linton (1822-1898), novelist and writer [more].

2.  Friday
The opening of Winter Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887-1888.

3.  seven leagued boots
Mythical boots worn by the giant in the fairy tale 'The Seven-leagued Boots', which would stride over seven leagues in one step.