The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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Record 8 of 8

System Number: 08150
Date: [May 1889][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Julian Story[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/60/1
Document Type: AL

Julian -

You are too bad! -

Why not have run over for this once! - "It shall not occur again" I could have promised you - and I was awfully grieved that none of you were by me on such an occasion[3]! -

Fred Lawless[4] told me that you should hear every thing from him & [p. 2] I enclose a couple of cuttings - You can show them to the Reubells[5] - He ought to have come too -

I heard all about the monstrous conduct of those crass idiots on the Jury[6] to your Father[7], and I had the pleasure of being the first one to dilate upon the matter to an American Journalist[8] who was to cable it all over at once! -

Tower House - Tite Street
Chelsea - London.

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1.  [May 1889]
Dated from reference to dinner and Jury decision; this letter relates to Julian Story to JW, [11/12 May 1889?], #05603.

2.  Julian Story
Julian Russell Story (1850-1919), genre and portrait painter [more].

3.  occasion
A dinner held in honour of JW at the Criterion in London, on 1 May 1889.

4.  Fred Lawless
Hon. Frederick Lawless (1847-1929), sculptor [more].

5.  Reubells
Probably Henrietta T. Reubell (ca 1839-after 1904), wealthy American hostess [more] and Jack Reubell, brother of Miss Reubell.

6.  Jury
The Sculpture Jury of the American Fine Art section of the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889.

7.  Father
William Wetmore Story (1819-1895), sculptor and writer [more]. For more details on the decision of what sculpture to let into the exhibition, see J. Story to JW, [11/12 May 1889?], #05603 and W. H. Hurlbert to JW, 12 May 1889, #02236.

8.  American Journalist
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more].