The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12589
Date: 9 March [1885][1]
Author: E[lizabeth] Welsh[2]
Place: Cambridge
Recipient: Henry Babington Smith[3]
Place: [Cambridge]
Repository: Trinity College Library, Cambridge
Document Type: ALS


Girton College

March 9.

Dear Sir,

I am much obliged for the kind offer of the Committee of the Fine Art Society of tickets of admission to Mr Whistler's lecture[5] and should be very glad to be allowed to have 27 tickets -

Yours truly

E. Welsh -

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1.  9 March [1885]
Dated from reference to JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture.' Year '[1885]' written in another hand beneath day of month.

2.  E[lizabeth] Welsh
Elizabeth Welsh (1843-1921), Mistress of Girton College, Oxford [more].

3.  Henry Babington Smith
Henry Babington Smith (1863-1923), civil servant and financier [more].

4.  '49'
Written at top of sheet in another hand.

5.  lecture
A reference to JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture,' his major public statement of his aesthetic ideas. He first delivered the lecture in London on 20 February 1885. He would repeat it before the University Fine Art Society at the Theatre Royal, Cambridge, on 11 March (see printed invitation, #12590). A version of the text of the lecture may be found at #06791.