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Documents associated with: Graham, William (1817-1885)
Record 5 of 17

System Number: 11611
Date: [1874/1881][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: William Graham[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 75
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS


How very kind and nice of you my dear Graham - the good Samaritan was a careless and indifferent person beside you - How could you be so thoughtful! - Just the thing of all others to help me seriously with my work - and make me forever grateful - You really overwhelm me with courtesies - I can't thank you but I shall never forget your friendliness -

With kindest regards to Mrs Graham[3]

Ever Yours

J A McN. Whistler


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Notes:

1.  [1874/1881]
Dated from signature and from JW's known association with a possible recipient, William Graham (see note below).

2.  William Graham
This could be William Graham (1841-1910), artist [more] or William Graham (1817-1885), MP and collector [more]. The latter owned Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 140).

3.  Mrs Graham
Mrs William Graham, wife of the artist [more].