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System Number: 10073
Date: [1882/1884][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Emma Waller[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mrs Waller

I shall be charmed to come on Friday - and many thanks for your kind invitation -

It was very nice of you to call today - and I had hoped that you would have come in on your way back, that I might have shown you some [p. 2] new etchings I was just printing -

Ridley[3] had told me that I was to see you on Saturday and he promised to say from me that this week I should have to devote myself to my other work and have to put off the delight of painting the pretty Maud[4] - for it is a delight -

However I hope still that I may snatch a day even this week - and will write at once and beg you to come -

Always sincerely Yours

J. McN. Whistler

13. Tite Street -

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1.  [1882/1884]
Dated from the address and the reference to a painting (see below).

2.  Emma Waller
Emma Waller (m. 1864), née Piggott, wife of C. B. Waller [more].

3.  Ridley
Matthew White Ridley (1837-1888), painter and etcher [more].

4.  Maud
Maud Mary Monk (1862-1942), née Waller [more] and Scherzo in Blue: The Blue Girl (YMSM 226).