The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Tentoonstelling van Kunstwerken van Levende Meesters, Amsterdam, 1889
Record 5 of 18

System Number: 10997
Date: 21 August [1889][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Sheridan Ford[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Call Number: MSS Acc 660
Credit Line: Boston Public Library/Rare Books Department. Courtesy of the Trustees
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr Ford -

I had hoped that you might have called in before now - for they said at Lows Exchange that you only sent for your letters once a week - so that by misadventure you may not have yet received the one that is lying there for you -

We are off to Holland for a [p. 2] couple of weeks - where I hope to see about the Exhibition[3] - and perhaps I may manage to perpetrate some little matters in the way of etching[4], or water colour -

I read the paragraph in the N. Y. Herald[5] - capital! -

Did you see the one in the London Sun[6]? - of the same date -

With kindest regards to yourself and Mrs Ford[7], always

[butterfly signature]

In great haste as usual! -

Thursday. Aug 21.

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1.  21 August [1889]
21 August was a Wednesday, not Thursday in 1889, but the reference to a trip to Holland and exhibition suggests the letter dates from 1889, when JW was about to go to Holland.

2.  Sheridan Ford
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more].

3.  Exhibition
Tentoonstelling van Kunstwerken van Levende Meesters, Amsterdam, 1889.

4.  etching
'Holland set', 1889 (K.402-416) (excat 10).

5.  N. Y. Herald
Cutting not identified.

6.  Sun
London newspaper, reference not located.

7.  Mrs Ford
Mary Bacon Ford, née Martin, art agent [more].