The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 1st Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877
Record 8 of 119

System Number: 08982
Date: [22/23 August 1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscripts Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/47/32/a
Document Type: ALS

'recd[3] 23 August 1877'


Dear Rose -

Enclosed another torpedo[4]! -

Put off the people -

How about Ruskin[5]? -

Have you heard any thing about his views on the subject of his writ?

Ever Yours

J A McN. Whistler

96. Cheyne Walk

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1.  [22/23 August 1877]
Dated from date of receipt, as written on the letter.

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

3.  recd ... 1877
Written in another hand, as is '32a' below.

4.  torpedo
JW probably means a bill. This note came to Rose with JW's bankruptcy and other legal papers.

5.  Ruskin
John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more]. After Ruskin's attack on JW's work at 1st Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877, JW had decided to sue him for libel.