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System Number: 08074
Date: [June 1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Albert Ludovici[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/18/15
Document Type: ALS

Mon cher -

I am most indignant and will sue Chatto & Windus[3] - Meanwhile I will send you myself tomorrow a copy of the pamphlet for the young lady[4] with my compliments -

You will be pleased to hear that the "Ten O'clock" promises to be a great [p. 2] success! - The places it appears are simply run after! -

However I have spoken for the arrangement you proposed, about the three seats[5] for yourself and they say they will not forget - so that will be all right - Only you must not say any thing to others about it - as they would not entertain it for a number of course!

I was charmed with my guests on Sunday - and much touched at your father's[6] drinking my health -

Make him my kindest regards -

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [June 1888?]
Dated from the reference to the publication of Whistler, James McNeill, Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'clock', London, 1888.

2.  Albert Ludovici
Albert Ludovici, Jr (1852-1932), painter [more].

3.  Chatto & Windus
Publishers of the 'Ten O'Clock Lecture', JW's chief public statement of his aesthetic ideas. It appeared on 11 May 1888.

4.  young lady

5.  three seats
This may possibly refer to a forthcoming rendition of the 'Ten O'Clock' Lecture. JW had repeated the lecture on a number of occasions since it was first delivered in London on 20 February 1885. It had received a recent public hearing at the Grosvenor Gallery on 5 February 1888.

6.  father's
Albert Ludovici, Sr (1820-1894), genre painter [more].