The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01984
Date: 15 December 1889
Author: Charles James Whistler Hanson[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H85
Document Type: ALcS[2]


Dec. 15. '89.

Dear Mr Whistler,

I am truly sorry that I should have been so misunderstood, I never intended you to take my words in the way you did, I would not have hurt your feelings for anything though I am going to say I am more than wounded by your harsh treatment.

On both occasions that I went to you it was to serve you, and with a good feeling. I never thought that you could have treated me - your own son - so badly by ordering me out of the house, and shutting the door [p. 2] against me.

Perhaps you think you have treated me right - even though I was in the wrong - to send me away without a penny in my pocket to wander do the world alone, best I could.

Charles J. J. Hanson.

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1.  Charles James Whistler Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more]. JW had told Hanson off very seriously on several occasions, see for instance #01981. Whistler did continue to support him at this point.

2.  ALcS
Copied by Hanson.