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System Number: 03336
Date: 21 June 1890
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Charles McCall[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 5/150
Document Type: MsLc[2]

21. June. 1890.

21. Cheyne Walk
Chelsea -

Dear Mr. McCall -

I am greatly distressed to find that in the last half dozen volumes[3] I have just taken from Mr Heinemann[4] the Butterfly on page 225 is again printed upside down!!

This after all the trouble we were at to rectify such shocking mishap -

I cannot understand it - And of course any quantity of these copies must have gone out to the public in this bewildering condition! -

Too bad! is it not - What is to be done? -

[butterfly signature]

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1.  Charles McCall
Charles McCall (b. ca 1844- d. 1908), printer [more].

2.  MsLc
Copied by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]. According to R. Birnie Philip, the letter is stamped 'Ballantyne Press. 23 June 1890.'

3.  volumes
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.

4.  Mr. Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].