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Record 35 of 67
System Number: 08013
Date: 22 November 
Place: Lyme Regis
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/44/13
Document Type: ALS
Royal Lion - Lyme Regis -
Now my dear Mr. Hanson,
I am going to send you the £20— you ask for, to help you out with this patent of yours & to enable you to produce & furnish the order given you -
All this is difficult for me - You have had what seems to you a very hard time - but your trials are really nothing - they only concern yourself - I suppose you never thought of it in this light! - What does it matter that you sometimes eat little - and are not so comfortably lodged [p. 2] as you might like to be? - You have no other ends but your own - & what are they? - By & bye they will be remembered even with pleasure, as proofs of something like pluck - and self respect -
I don't complain of your conduct - I have no reason to do so - Frankly I believe you behave well - and are persevering in your work - & I doubt not it will all come out right - Capt. McEvoy's account of you was excellent - But if you were a Genius, - which indeed you might be for aught I know! - I cannot be always prepared to help you! -
J. McN. Whistler
Write at once, & let me know of safe arrival of cheque.
[registered letter:] RegisteredTo
Charles Hanson. Esq
11. Great Ormond Street.
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / 2 D
[postmark:] LYME·REGIS / A / NO 23 / 95
1. 22 November 
Year date from the postmark.