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System Number: 06811
Date: [August 1888/July 1889?][1]
Author: Sheridan Ford[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W800
Document Type: Ms/D[3]


Copies Wanted

(1) Seymour Haden[4] Correspondence.
(2) Any Dowdeswell[5]     " .
(3) Fine Art Society     " .
(4) Letter Contributing a Farthing to Ruskin's[6] Expenses of trial.
(5) Mr Whistler's Cross-Examination at the trial - Dr Whistler[7]?
(6) Full text of letter in the World Oct 13 - 86[8] "One cannot continually disappoint a Continent."
(7) Two letters (2) Truth (1886?) re Herbert[9] R. A.
(8) Letter to Oscar[10] about his overcoat
(9)   "   "What has Oscar in common with art" &c
(10) World ('78 or 79?) 'Arry[11] mistaking water-colour of Ruskin for oil.
(11) Point in Vanity Fair article Jan 11, -'79[12] - Balaam's[13] Ass. "If finding himself ill received &c
(12) Letter to National Art Committee[14] 1887 (World?)
(13)   "   World "Il n'est pas necessaire[15] [sic]". World
(14) World '86 "Mr Whistler to follow Haden[16] in America with lecture on midwifery &c"
(15) Wedmore's[17] letter, Feb - '83 complaining that understand was substituted for understate in catalogue.
(16) Catalogue[18] Wedmore referred to.
(17) Horsley[19] correspondence preceding Mr Whistler's letter in Pall Mall, Dec 10 - '85[20] "No, kind Sir! I never explain &c" - Pall Mall critique Dec 8. re[21] Mr Whistler &c
(18) Sambourne's[22] letter of apology for Punch caricature that called out letter in World Dec 11 - '75[23] to "My dear Sambourne" &c
(19) Munich letter[24] announcing 2nd Class Medal.

[p. 2] Copies Wanted.

(20) Fragment of mutilated letter in Times Dec 1 - '86[25] from Mr Whistler that precipitated protest in Pall Mall Dec 9. '86[26] "In your courageous protest crusade against the Demon Dullness &c"
(21) All correspondence "Society British Artists" - Wyke Bayliss[27] &c &c
(22)

[p. 3] Dates Wanted.

(1) Date of World with letter beginning - "Atlas! Look at this[28]. It has been culled from the Plumber &c"
(2) Date of the Hour[29], June   ,    ,     letter beginning "Sir, I have read the intelligent remarks of your critic &c"
(3) Date of the Observer[30], April? March 27 (?), 1886 letter beginning "Sir, in your report of the Graham[31] sale &c"
(4) Date of Mr Whistler's letter to Committee Munich International Ex.[32]
(5)


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Notes:

1.  [August 1888/July 1889?]
These notes were made in preparation for Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London, 1890, or for Ford's edition of the letters (see below). Dated from known association of Ford and JW - the relationship soured in the summer of 1889.

2.  Sheridan Ford
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more].

3.  Ms/D
Written in an unknown hand.

4.  Seymour Haden
Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more]. The correspondence referred to may be concerning JW's quarrel with the Burlington Arts Club in 1867, or regarding his and Duveneck's etchings in 1881.

5.  Dowdeswell
Charles William Dowdeswell (1832-1915), art dealer [more], or one of his sons.

6.  Ruskin's
John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more].

7.  Dr Whistler
William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more]. The trial is presumably that of Whistler v. Ruskin in November 1878.

8.  World Oct 13 - 86
#11432, published in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890, pp. 184-85, and Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890, pp. 139-40; see Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, B.38.

9.  Herbert
John Rogers Herbert (1810-1890), painter of portraits, genre and landscape [more]. #09184, letter of 21 August 1886, published in Truth, 2 September 1886, p. 370, in The Gentle Art, pp. 169-72, and Ford, op. cit., pp. 134-37; see Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B.36.

10.  Oscar
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde (1854-1900), writer, critic and playwright [more].

11.  'Arry
Henry ('Arry') Quilter (1851-1907), advocate and art critic [more]. #11391, published in World, 18 May 1881, reprinted in The Gentle Art, p. 69, and Ford. op. cit., p. 91; see Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B.17 .

12.  Vanity Fair article Jan 11, -'79
Vanity Fair, 11 January 1879 (see Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B.11).

13.  Balaam's
Balaam, Old Testament prophet. #05931, letter to Vanity Fair, 18 January 1879, reprinted in The Gentle Art, p. 43, and Ford, op. cit., p. 67 (Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B.11).

14.  National Art Committee
#11406, letter to World, 17 November 1886, reprinted in The Gentle Art, p. 164, and Ford, op. cit., p. 113 (Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B.39).

15.  Il n'est pas necessaire
Fr., it is not necessary. Letter not identified.

16.  Haden
Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more]. See JW's letter to World, 13 October 1886, reprinted in The Gentle Art, pp. 184-85, and Ford, op. cit., pp. 139-40 (Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B.38).

17.  Wedmore's
Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921), art critic [more]. Wedmore's letter in Academy, 24 February 1883, republished in Gentle Art, p. 97 (Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B.21).

18.  Catalogue
For Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883.

19.  Horsley
A crusade against nude subjects was led by John Calcott Horsley (1817-1903), historical genre painter and etcher [more]. It earned him the nickname 'Clothes Horsley'. Whistler therefore stuck on a frame the label 'Horsley soit qui mal y pense'. See Pall Mall Gazette, 8 and 10 December 1885, reprinted in The Gentle Art, p. 195, #09097, #08096.

20.  Whistler's letter in Pall Mall, Dec 10 - '85
Pall Mall Gazette, 10 December 1885, reprinted in The Gentle Art, p. 195, and Ford, op.cit., p. 128 (Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B.31).

21.  Pall Mall critique Dec 8. re
See above.

22.  Sambourne's
Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910), Punch caricaturist [more].

23.  letter in World Dec 11 - '75
3 December 1878, published in World, 11 December 1878, reprinted in The Gentle Art, p. 20, and Ford, op. cit., p. 59.

24.  Munich letter
JW's letter of 3 September 1888 about 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888, #07979. It was reprinted in World, 5 September 1888, The Gentle Art, p. 229, and in Ford, op. cit., p. 178 (Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B.53).

25.  letter in Times Dec 1 - '86
#11409.

26.  Pall Mall Dec 9. '86
#11433, published in Pall Mall Budget, 9 December 1886, reprinted in The Gentle Art, pp. 199-204, and Ford, op. cit., pp. 142-6 (Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B.43).

27.  Wyke Bayliss
Wyke Bayliss (1835-1906), painter and architect [more]. After JW was forced to resign as President of the SBA, there was long and acrimonious correspondence on matters relating to the society finances, design of their signboard, etc. #06801 contains copies of correspondence between 30 March and 3 April 1889, and was published in The Gentle Art, op. cit., pp. 223-24.

28.  Atlas! Look at this
#11411.

29.  Hour
10 June 1874, #11384.

30.  Observer
Observer, 11 April 1886, reprinted in The Gentle Art, p. 176, and Ford, op. cit., p. 129 (Getscher and Marks, op. cit., B. 35).

31.  Graham
Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 140) was hissed at by some present at the sale of the collection of William Graham (1817-1885), MP and collector [more], at London, Christie, 3 April 1886.

32.  Committee Munich International Ex.
See above.