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System Number: 01437
Date: 16 October 1887
Author: Mary Bacon Ford[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F369
Document Type: ALS


AGENTS,
GUION & CO.,
LIVERPOOL.
— AND —
A. M. UNDERHILL & CO.
NEW YORK

[Printed flag with star in central diamond]
GUION LINE,
ROYAL MAIL STEAMER ALASKA,

Oct 16th 1887

I have had to change my plans and am off for America a fortnight earlier than I expected -

Shall return again by Christmas-tide -

I am so sorry not to have had a [p. 2] talk with you: You were the only person in London that I should have liked to have discussed my plans with -

They have changed somewhat since last winter: but only to assume greater scope & to bring heavier work upon me -

I shall see you immediately I return - [p. 3] and count upon you as of old -

And you may Count upon me[2] -

My address for six weeks will be
General P- O-
New York -

With best wishes
very sincerely Yours

Mary: Bacon: Martin:


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Notes:

1.  Mary Bacon Ford
Mary Bacon Ford, née Martin, art agent [more].

2.  Count upon me
It is possible that she was helping plan a lecture tour for JW, which in fact never happened. Later she was involved in the publication of JW's letters (Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890).