The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11349
Date: [June/August 1902][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: George Sauter[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 14/1289
Document Type: TLc

My dear Sauter -

I can only suppose that a long letter I wrote you at least a month ago - containing cutting anent our friends the "Generals", never reached you! -

So now I hope you will sit down and write me all you make out that has happened at Southampton -

With kindest regards
Yours sincerely

J. McNeill Whistler.


I mean let us know clearly that the "great Heroes" did not in any way compromise themselves with King or Kitchener or "Joseph"[3] or the rest of them.

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1.  [June/August 1902]
Dated by the reference to the Boer War, which ended in 1902, and probably to the Colonial Conference held during the summer of 1902.

2.  George Sauter
George Sauter (1866-1937), painter [more].

3.  King or Kitchener or "Joseph"
Edward VII (1841-1910), King of Great Britain from 1901-1910 [more], Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916), Chief of Staff in South Africa from 1900-1902 [more], and possibly Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914), statesman, who chaired the Colonial Conference. JW was on the Boer side during the Boer War, 1899-1902.