Documents associated with: 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899
Record 10 of 54
System Number: 02913
Date: [2/3] April 1899
Recipient: Frederick Augustus Maxse
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 2/115
Document Type: ALSc
My dear Admiral -
I have been coquetting with the influenza again! - and am more or less in the doctor's hands. -
Why this very short visit - and abrupt departure! - All your Easter will be spent in the Channel!
I do wish you were staying a few days - or I were well enough - that I might have the delight of your dining with me - and we could talk together about "ces autres" in London -
I assure you he will never do on the Quarter deck Admiral! - and they wouldn't stand him in the mess! I know - to a man! -
No! no! take my word for it - as I should, of course, yours - for we both know what is due to the ship - and you know, my dear Admiral,
I am, Ever, devotedly Yours
J McNeill Whistler.
Rue du Bac -
1. [2/3] April 1899
Dated from the reference to JW's health, and to Menpes (see below).
3. ces autres
Fr., the others.
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more]. See Maxse's reply, 4 April , #02339; and F. Maxse to JW, 30 March , #02337. Maxse sought JW's agreement to invite Menpes to exhibit at the 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899.
A scavenger's boat, such as was employed to remove waste from ships lying in the Thames. They may also have carried provisions for sale to ships, either in port or lying offshore.