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20th January 2003 - 'Nobody's perfevt'

Before having been edited and annotated, the group of some 10,000 transcriptions of nineteenth-century Whistler letters were bound to have contained a few small errors of transcription in their original first drafts. 'Nobody's perfevt' gathers together some of the finest mis-transcriptions ever found by the Whistler Centre - enjoy!

Whistler encounters a surprising breed of beast whilst sketching in Holland:

"I have just come back from Amsterdam - where I could have carried off I fancy, from their camels, more than the natives seem to even dream of!"
(ie, canals)

(GUL Whistler A22)