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System Number: 13642
Date: [1887/June 1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Mrs Maxse[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M518
Document Type: ALS

I have not seen you for a[n] age dear Mrs Maxse and you never sent to enquire after the President's health when you know how ill he has been! -

Come down to the Studio 454. Fulham Road - this morning at one o'clock - that [p. 2] he may forgive you -

Dont be late for we must arrange about lunch elsewhere! -

It is only five minutes drive from Alexander Square straight down the Fulham Road to Walham Green -

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Mrs. Maxse.
15 Alexander Square
Fulham Road


1.  [1887/June 1888]
The letter has no stamp or postmark and was probably delivered by hand; indeed it is not absolutely certain that it belongs to this letter and not to others written to Mrs Maxse, such as #13641. It is dated from the reference to 'President': JW was elected President of the Society of British Artists on 1 June 1886 and took office in December. He was forced to resign on 4 June 1888 but retained the post until November.

2.  Mrs Maxse
Mrs Maxse, a Chelsea acquaintance of JW.