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System Number: 08459
Date: [13/18 August 1891][1]
Author: JW
Place: Liverpool
Recipient: William Heinemann[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/4
Document Type: ALS


TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS, - / "PICTURES, / LIVERPOOL."
[Liverpool coat of arms, and motto:] DEUS NOBIS HAEC OTIA FECIT

CITY OF LIVERPOOL,
WALKER ART GALLERY[3],

   189   

'[Aug. 1891]'[4]

My dear Publisher -

Your note has followed me here - and alas! you see I cannot be your guest on Monday! -

Also I am so absolutely worked that I have not even the time for a talk with you! - They are waiting for me at this very moment - and I run!

"On vient![5]"

A bientot - my dear Publisher

[butterfly signature]'histler'[6]

[p. 2] 'Whistler / Aug. - 91'[7]


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Notes:

1.  [13/18 August 1891]
Dated by JW's known trip to Liverpool, confirmed by note on p. 2.

2.  William Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

3.  WALKER ART GALLERY
JW was on the hanging committee for 21st Autumn Exhibition of Pictures, Corporation of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1891. See for instance #06598, a letter to Beatrix Whistler describing the experience.

4.  '[Aug. 1891]'
Note added in an unknown hand.

5.  On vient!
Fr., Coming!

6.  [butterfly signature]'histler'
This signature is actually made up of the butterfly (in JW's hand) which is shaped rather like a 'W', followed by 'histler', which has been added in pencil by someone else.

7.  'Whistler / Aug. - 91'
Possibly written by W. Heinemann.