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System Number: 13181
Date: 26 January 1887[1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Edmund Yates[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: [Published][3]
Document Type: PLc


Atlas, my dear! -

I greet you because you have spoken. Did you know this Child[4] - Theodore? Forgive! It is late, though, now, and what is done, is done - and well done, as well you know. I fear me not all the cold cream of the chemist, nor all the glycerine of your sympathy, can undo it.

Forget! old friend - and let us be merry!

[butterfly signature]

The World, Jan. 26, 1887.


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Notes:

1.  26 January 1887
Date of publication (see below).

2.  Edmund Yates
Edmund Hodgson Yates (1831-1894), novelist, 'Atlas' columnist and editor-proprietor of the World [more].

3.  [Published]
Published first in Whistler, James McNeill, [Letter to Atlas], The World: A Journal For Men and Women, no. 656, vol. 26, 26 January 1887, p. 15, and later in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890, p. 156, under the heading 'DID YOU KNOW THIS CHILD, THEODORE' (see Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, B. 45).

4.  Child
Theodore Child (1846-1892), journalist and art critic [more]. See his letter to E. Yates, 19 January 1887 (#13182).