Documents associated with: Way, Louisa
Record 1 of 2
System Number: 03358
Recipient: Thomas Robert Way
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 83
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
Dear Tom -
Don't be alarmed but I am so ill that my brother has kept me here to doctor -
However he seems to think that I may still get round in the course of the morning to you -
The proofs might be put into the press - and I shall try to reach early in the day - Make my [p. 2] thanks and apologies to the kind Madame but after all the trouble I have given her I cannot make use of all her attention -
As to thanking your Father & yourself of course I don't suppose I shall ever be able to do that -
[butterfly signature] a very sick butterfly -
Dated from butterfly signature. In a manuscript copy of this letter, Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more], recorded a note by Way 'giving possible date 1881 & saying that it refers to proving of Venice plates' (Glasgow University Library, Whistler LB 5/4).
Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, p. 36, no. 6.