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System Number: 09260
Date: [13 April 1902][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: Richard Albert Canfield[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: ALS[3]

Dear Mr Canfield -

I have had a very bad time since I saw you! - A terrible struggle - with a shocking face & the Dentist!

Yesterday I could not [p. 2] leave my room - and today I have been pursuing Dr Davenport[4] until finally I ran him down in his Country house! and insisted upon an operation in his dining room! -

Of course I am still in a bruised and rather miserable condition - but trust it will be all right tomorrow -

In any case don't go out until you have my wire in the morning!

Very sincerely

J McNeill Whistler

Sunday eveg.

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1.  [13 April 1902]
Dated from day of the week - April 13th was a Sunday. An envelope (now missing) is recorded with this letter in an ms copy made by Rosalind Birnie Philip (#03042). It is postmarked 14 April 1902.

2.  Richard Albert Canfield
Richard Albert Canfield (1855-1914), gambler [more]. The envelope recorded by Miss Birnie Philip (see note above) gives Canfield's address as 'Claridge's Hotel, Brook Street,' a London hotel.

3.  ALS
Written on narrow bordered mourning paper.

4.  Dr Davenport
Dr Isaac Burnet Davenport (fl. 1890-1900), dentist in Paris [more].