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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 05621
Date: 24 March [1865][1]
Author: John Charles Potter[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S267a
Document Type: ALf[3]


13 Princes Terrace

[Crown over thistle:] 'REFORM CLUB'

March 24

Dear Whistler

Will you come & dine with me on Monday at 6.30 - Pray do - & also find a moment, & write a line, to say "yes" - If the White Maid[4] is finished - & you like to bring her - we will hang her in state after [...]


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Notes:

1.  24 March [1865]
Dated from the poem on the verso (see below): another copy of the poem is dated 2 April 1865.

2.  J. Charles Potter
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more], who had just purchased Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52).

3.  ALf
The whole page has been vigorously crossed through. The remainder of the letter is missing. On the reverse side of the sheet is a poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), poet and critic [more], Before the Mirror (see #05620).

4.  White Maid
Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52), exhibited at 97th Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy, London, 1865.