The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
Home > On-line Edition > Transcription/Database Record

the on-line edition

System Number: 01128
Date: [16/20 March 1881][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Marcus Bourne Huish[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F60
Document Type: ALd[3]

My dear good Huish -

Surely You are all wrong - both as to the matter of thanks - and - I verily believe as to the business part of our transaction. -

Look at the Agreement and you will see that the 20 sets[4] were to be printed by me, if we published the etchings jointly -

Be assured that it delights me to think of you always as my champion opposed to the "Board" - though in this last case I certainly was deceived and believed you had gone clean over - so well did you disguise your sympathies -

I had also fancied that the much fought over cheque would have been enclosed with thanks to me! - If again an error do accept my apologies for believe me I am thankful - deuced than[k]ful - to have got it anyhow -

Always Yours

This document is protected by copyright.


1.  [16/20 March 1881]
This is a reply to a letter from M. B. Huish to JW, 15 March 1881, #01129.

2.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].

3.  ALd
This letter is probably a draft as it is unsigned. The paper has a black mourning border. It is very similar in content to another draft, JW to M. B. Huish, #01127.

4.  20 sets
This relates to the printing of Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5).