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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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Crosby, ??-??

Nationality: American
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Miss Crosby had, according to Whistler, a brother who was a soldier. This may have been Herbert Ball Crosby (ca 1872-1936) who graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in the class of '93, on 12 June 1893.

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The only record of Whistler's contact with Miss Crosby is a draft of a letter that may never have been sent (#00763). In it he changed his form of address from 'lady' to 'young lady', and it is unlikely that he had actually met her.