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System Number: 05605
Date: [January/February 1883][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Thomas Waldo Story[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S251
Document Type: ALS


Dear old Waldo -

I wanted to write and say all sorts of nice things to you - that you might know how fond I am of you - and how warmly I feel for your happiness - but there! you know how with me the day ends and in the dark at the last moment I am groping about with [p. 2] a brush uselessly over pictures that ought to be delights and really worry me to death - - So it is that now I am again doubtless too late in sending you both, my congratulations and best wishes! -

I wonder if you will still get this by Wednesday - In any case I shall telegraph to tell you that I will come over to Paris when I hear from you and there we can talk over all things and be joyous together -

Say all that is charming for me to Mrs Waldo Story[3] - and let me paint her portrait[4] for you to put in your Palazzo -

With best love from all
Ever Yours

[butterfly signature]

A bientot!

No end of things to tell you -

Amazing! -

Have had a visit from Jack Barrow[5] -


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Waldo Story Eqr


Notes:

1.  [January/February 1883]
Dated from marriage of Waldo and Ada Story.

2.  Thomas Waldo Story
Thomas Waldo Story (1854-1915), sculptor [more].

3.  Mrs Waldo Story
Ada Maud Story (1856-1932), née Broadwood [more]. The Storys had recently married in Rome.

4.  portrait
Portrait of Mrs Waldo Story (YMSM 251).

5.  Jack Barrow
John W. Barrow, a merchant of New York.