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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 01687
Date: 4 April 1903
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Robert Herbert Story[1]
Place: [Glasgow]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G53
Document Type: ALS[2]


De My dear Sir -

When there came, to me, your most charming & gracious invitation[3] to stay with you, as your guest in the College, I was so weakened by relapse, that I gladly accepted the proposal of my neighbour, Mr Walton[4], to send [p. 2] himself through Mr Newberry[5], my gratified sense of this further courtesy - and my sorrow at not being able to accept it -

Clearly it is time that, without longer hoping, I should say definitely, that it is impossible for me to entertain the journey - and so I may not as yet, to my deep disappointment, have the pleasure of personally meeting you -

Believe me
Dear Sir
Very faithfully

J. McNeill Whistler

74. Cheyne Walk.
Chelsea.

April 4. 1903


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Notes:

1.  Robert Herbert Story
Robert Herbert Story (d. 1907), Principal of the University of Glasgow [more].

2.  ALS
The paper has a mourning border. There is a draft of this letter, #01686.

3.  invitation
R. Herbert Story to JW, 17 March 1903, #01684.

4.  Mr Walton
Edward Arthur Walton (1860-1922), painter [more].

5.  Mr Newberry
Francis Henry Newbery (1855-1946), painter, Director of Glasgow School of Art [more].