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System Number: 02821
Date: [1872/1876][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Charles Augustus Howell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 11/13
Document Type: ALS

2 Lindsey Houses-


Dear Howell -

Your card[3] though dated the 26th. has only just been delivered here that is at 7. o'clock this even[in]g! So you must have forgotten to post it yesterday -

I enclose the Japanese Poem[4]. I have always had it in my pocket book ready to look at and read - so that it is perhaps very much used - I wish you would have some copies printed

Ever Yours[5]

J A McN Whistler

With very many thanks for lending it to me for such an age!

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1.  [1872/1876]
Dated from writing and address: JW lived in 2 Lindsey Row from February 1867 to June 1878, but occasional letters between August 1871 and October 1876 were written as from 'Lindsey Houses'.

2.  Charles Augustus Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

3.  card
Not located.

4.  Japanese poem
Not identified. JW's interest in Japanese art dated back to at least 1863.

5.  Ever Yours
Remainder of letter text 'Ever Yours ... such an age' written at right-angles at top of sheet.