Documents associated with: Ford, Mary Bacon
Record 19 of 49
System Number: 01445
Date: 17 September 1888
Author: Mary Bacon Ford
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F377
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr Whistler:
Your letter from Tours came safely -
Meantime "the cabined ships at sea" are daily taking all good Americans home for the beautiful American October - and we should be arranging for your steamer comfort and for land quarters as well -
It is not too early for you to sail any day now -
How soon can you return - to be detained here only for a few days before sailing?
Don't delay - nothing short of it will bring matters to [p. 2] a conclusion - and to a beginning - of good things -
Faithfully & hastily Yours
Mary: Bacon: Ford:
29 Berners St -
Oxford St - W.
Sept 17 - '88 - Monday
3. Mr Lewis
Sir George Henry Lewis (1833-1911), society lawyer [more]. The contract concerned the Ford's proposal that JW undertake a series of etchings to be entitled 'Whistler's American Etchings' and a lecture tour in America. However, as JW soon found out, it signed over control of his affairs to the Fords and a syndicate of New York investors (see M. B. Ford to JW, #01448, letter dated 27 September 1888). See also JW's correspondence with the Fords during this period (see #01449; #01451; #01443; #01449).