The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11209
Date: [August 1888/1890?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Mabel Collins[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 8/420/5
Document Type: TLc

The "Sorcerer", my dear Miss Collins, is always at your service - and when one of these days you do him the honour to breakfast in The [Tree ?] Yellow[3], he will, though you say you are not "curious" - he knows you to be "dainty" - answer all your questions.

James McNeill Whistler

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1.  [August 1888/1890?]
Dated from known association of correspondents

2.  Mabel Collins
Mabel Collins (1851-1927), journalist and theosophist [more]. Collins probably wanted to interview JW.

3.  Yellow
JW's dining room was decorated in yellow; the colours and arrangement of his food and china were said to complement this decor. His Sunday 'breakfasts' were a famous meeting place for stars of the theatre, literature and the arts, as well as collectors and leaders of fashion.