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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01184
Date: 13 January 1887[1]
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F116
Document Type: ALS


BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT
[Royal coat of arms]
TO H. R. H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
[etc.]

TELEGRAPHIC[3] ADDRESS / "FINART, LONDON."

THE FINE ART SOCIETY[4],
LIMD
148, NEW BOND ST.
W.

Jan 13th 1887

My dear Whistler

Here is check for twenty guineas. Please give the four dozen etchings[5] which we asked you to print to bearer. I think it right to tell you that your messenger[6] does not transact your business in the most [p. 2] courteous manner - The check had already been drawn for the amount when he called a second time respecting it.

Yours fai[thfu]lly

Marcus B Huish

[p. 3] 'F. A. S.[7]'


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Notes:

1.  13 January 1887
JW's reply to this letter is #01187.

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

3.  THE FINE ART SOCIETY
Printed on right.

4.  TELEGRAPHIC ... LONDON."
Printed from a rubber stamp.

5.  four dozen etchings
The list of etchings is #12996. JW was still printing Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5). A list showing the rather slow progress of printing between 1881 and 1887 is #01185.

6.  messenger
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

7.  F. A. S.
Noted in JW's hand.