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2nd February 2003 - 'Nobody's perfevt' (no. 2)

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!

On 11 August 1896 Whistler invites his friend Joseph Pennell to join him on an arson spree:

"...tomorrow at about 2. o'clock we might lunch together and go out afterwards. Bring your own petrol"
(ie, your compatriot)

(LCMS PWC 272/8/4)