The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12102
Date: [14 December 1887][1]
Author: William Henry Hurlbert[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P179b
Document Type: ALS


Dear Mr Whistler

This tells its story and I hope you have the letter this speaks of. I take it for granted you sent him[3] for H M[4] the letter of which he spoke so neatly - & that H M has it. If by any misunderstanding you didn't do this it will serve now with modulation to [reacknowledge?] the Grecian epistle of thanks & make a pretty bouquet with it [p. 2] for the press.

Let me know speedily pray how you are! & let us consult about the aforesaid epistle before you respond.

Ever yours [afty?]


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1.  [14 December 1887]
This is written on the verso of #04539, and dates from after J. L. Pattison's letter to Hurlbert, 13 December 1887 (#04539). 'Wednesday' fell on 14 December 1887. Hurlbert's next letter was on 20 December (#02220).

2.  William Henry Hurlbert
William Henry Hurlbert (1827-1895), journalist and author, editor-in-chief of the New York World from 1876-1883 [more].

3.  him
Jacob Luard Pattisson (1841-1915), civil servant [more].

4.  H M
Presumably Rt Hon. Henry Matthews (1868-1874), QC, MP, Home Secretary [more], whom JW had consulted about an album to be presented to Queen Victoria containing the 'Naval Review set', 1887 (K. 316-331) (excat 7). See JW's letter to W. H. Smith (two versions, #01849, #01850).