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System Number: 00510
Date: 15 November 1878
Author: Frederick Campbell[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C11
Document Type: ALS


Novr 15. 78

Dear Whistler -

H. R. H. The Princess[2] desired me to thank you very many times for the charming little picture[3] you sent her, & with which Her Royal Highness is delighted, & I am to add that [p. 2] Her Royal Highness is much touched by your kind expression of good wishes for her journey to Canada[4].

Pray believe me
Yrs very truly

Fred Campbell

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1.  Frederick Campbell
Frederick Campbell, secretary to Princess Louise.

2.  Princess
Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939), Marchioness of Lorne, sculptress [more].

3.  picture
This was probably an early proof of an engraving by Richard Josey (1840-1906), reproductive engraver [more], of Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137). This was offered by JW in an earlier letter, JW to Princess Louise, #03589.

4.  Canada
Sir John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell (1845-1914), Marquess of Lorne, husband of Princess Louise [more], who was about to take up the post of Governor-General of Canada (1878-83).