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System Number: 03736
Date: 6 October 1890
Author: Peter Macnab[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M70
Document Type: ALS


219 Maida Vale.
W.

6 Octr / 90.

My dear Whistler,

In addition to the Gentle Art of Making Enemies[2], you must be credited with the yet more Subtle Art of Making Friends -

When I returned home from a brief holiday, I felt, at finding your book awaiting me, a sense of pleasure as if from the presence of a welcome friend -

I shall treasure the book for its own sake and for that of its Author and giver -

[p. 2] With kindest regards, also to Mrs Whistler[3], believe me to be
Ever Sincerely Yours.

Peter Macnab.


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Notes:

1.  Peter Macnab
Peter Macnab (d. 1900), landscape and rustic genre painter [more].

2.  Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.

3.  Mrs Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].