The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887
Record 17 of 23

System Number: 13126
Date: [November 1886 / May 1887][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Horace Henry Cauty[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Call Number: Archives of Art and Design, RBA WHI 27
Document Type: ALS[3]

Saturday morning

Dear Mr. Secretary -

I want to look at your Press list - that I may see at a glance with whom I have to deal - Kindly give it to Mr Hanson[4] that he may bring it back with him -

And now I want you to be charming and come and take your coffee with me here tomorrow morning at 10. o'clock, if not too early for you - then, at our easy pleasure, we could settle many matters over the breakfast table - and I should [p. 2] get some of Mr. Secretary's shrewd advice! -

Also I could talk over with him two or three things that I did not care to go into the other evening -

So do come my dear Cauty -

I am barely ten minutes drive from your place - and the morning air will give you an appetite for my coffee w which is good! -


[butterfly signature]

"The Vale"
Kings Road. Chelsea.

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1.  [November 1886 / May 1887]
Dated by signature and content. It might relate to arrangements for the Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887, or date from soon after JW took office as President in December 1886, or relate to the SBA exhibition in the following May.

2.  Horace Henry Cauty
Horace Henry Cauty (1846-1909), historical and genre painter [more].

3.  ALS
Written at right angles to printed address.

4.  Mr Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].