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24th July 2003 - 'Nobody's perfevt' (no. 6)

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!

Beatrix confesses an insecurity in her relationship with her artist husband:

"Sweet, I think I've bored you always even from the Peacock room days!"
(ie, loved)

(GUL MS Whistler W639)