The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08158
Date: [18 March 1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Thomas Way[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3/27/15
Document Type: ALS

Dear Sir -

The Catalogue[3] is perfect - I am highly pleased - But - unfortunately, because now too late, there are still the following errors.

First page. Kindly lent (       ) their owners.
                          by[4] omitted.

Page 28. Hall and Park - They printer for whom you had corrected this three times, still refuses to put Holland Park -

Page 29. The para under Moral, should have been signed Illustrated London News.

What can be done? and how soon can [p. 2] this be put right? especially this last - This is the most important - for at present with the butterfly, it looks like a comment of my own!! -

Yours truly

J McN. Whistler.

The most important matter and above all[5], is to see that by no accident or disaster any of the first printed batch of 250 erroneous copies get out - I shall come down to you in the morning, and we will destroy that lot together - Then only will I feel at my ease -

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1.  [18 March 1892]
This is the day before the Private View (see below).

2.  Thomas Way
Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more].

3.  Catalogue
For Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, which opened on 19 March 1892.

4.  by
'by', 'three' and 'this last' are double underlined.

5.  above all
'above all' and 'any of' are double underlined.