The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884
Record 4 of 69

System Number: 08146
Date: [1882/1886?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Thomas Waldo Story[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/61/6
Document Type: ALS

You must come down right off - now -

Various[3] must be said in very few minutes - and I want to show you something and then I am off!!. and remember with[4] you! - We go together -

Now do come Waldino - wont keep you long - and you have been simply abominable! Why[5] not have come on last night [sic] to the Gallery[6]??? -

[p. 2] 'Whistler[7]'

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1.  [1882/1886?]
Dated from recipient's known association with JW.

2.  Thomas Waldo Story
Thomas Waldo Story (1854-1915), sculptor [more]. JW called him 'Waldino', a mock Italian diminutive.

3.  Various
JW's term for business affairs.

4.  with
Double underlined.

5.  Why
Triple underlined.

6.  Gallery
This may refer to one of JW's exhibitions, such as Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883, or 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884, or to the Society of British Artists exhibitions, such as 63rd Annual Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886.

7.  'Whistler'
Written in pencil in upper right-hand corner in another hand.