The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01187
Date: [14 January 1887?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Marcus Bourne Huish[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F119
Document Type: ALd

'Copy, Jany. 1887[3].'

Dear Huish -

I beg to acknowledge cheque for twenty guineas for printing four dozen - Venice proofs[4] -

Any misunderstanding might be is due to Mr Browne's[5] [sic] attempted finesse when in his letter[6] of Nov. asking begging requesting me to print he says "4 doz which will be £20." -

In these matters I have already pointed out to you that little Mr Browne has the inspiration of genius! - and my experience with the Society has greatly sharpened my immediate perceptions - also much I prefer other steps methods now to correspondence however brilliant [p. 2] and so Mr Hanson[7] my secretary was told to make this detail of [p?] the twenty guineas not pounds Clear beyond possibility of further writing - This especially after I had called myself some couple of weeks ago or more and told Mr Dunn[8] to of the error - and begged that cheque properly made out should might be in [readiness?]


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1.  [14 January 1887?]
This is a reply to Huish's letter of 13 January 1887 (#01184).

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

3.  Copy, Jany. 1887
Written in ink (the remainder of the letter, excepting two tiny additions, is in pencil). Although it says 'Copy' this is a rough draft.

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

5.  Mr Browne's
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

6.  his letter
See #01181, E. G. Brown to JW, 18 November 1886.

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

8.  Mr Dunn
A. Homeyer Dunn, employee of the Fine Art Society.