The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01173
Date: 19 June 1884
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F105
Document Type: ALS

148, NEW BOND ST. W.

June 19. 1884

Dear Whistler.

I told my clerk[2] to inform you -

one that Brown[3] was away & that I was unaware either of the number or the price to be paid.

two - that I could not sign a check for over £20. & that the balance wd be sent you -

So you see that [p. 2] there was no wish whatever to avoid the proper payment.

You forget that you took three months to print the etchings[4] for us - & now grumble because the coin isn't sent in three days.

Yours fai[thfu]lly

Marcus B Huish

Check for the pound is enclosed.

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

2.  clerk
C. Lungley, employee of the Fine Art Society, London dealers [more], had written to JW on 16 June enclosing a cheque for £20 (#01171) but JW wanted 20 guineas (see his reply, #01172).

3.  Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

4.  etchings
Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5).