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System Number: 00902
Date: 27 February 1888
Author: Charles William Dowdeswell[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D108
Document Type: ALS

160 New Bond St[ree]t

Feb. 27 / 88

Dear Mr Whistler

I have procured the "World"[2] and fail to find any thing whatever in it which affects the question - do enlighten me I beg of you at once -

The paragraph[3] relating to our Show is ridiculous

Yrs always

C W. Dowdeswell

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1.  Charles William Dowdeswell
Charles William Dowdeswell (1832-1915), art dealer [more].

2.  World
London society paper founded by Edmund Hodgson Yates (1831-1894), novelist, 'Atlas' columnist and editor-proprietor of the World [more].

3.  paragraph
This related to a show of works by Albert Ludovici, Jr (1852-1932), painter [more] and follower of JW, then taking place at Messrs Dowdeswell's gallery. The exhibition and its title 'Dots, Notes and Spots' was gently mocked by Yates in his column 'What the World Says'. See 'Atlas,' 'What the World Says,' World, 29 February 1888, p. 15.