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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01383
Date: 11 December 1902
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F315
Document Type: ALS


BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT
[Royal coat of arms]
TO HIS MAJESTY THE KING.
TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN.

TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS, FINART, LONDON.

TELEPHONE, 3767, GERRARD. [...]

THE FINE ART SOCIETY, LTD.
148, NEW BOND STREET,
W.

Decr 11th 1902.

Dear Mr Whistler

Many thanks for the corrections of the mistakes in your descriptions in the Catalogue[2]. I will see that the Biblical quotation[3] is affixed.

I quite admit that the Exhibition title [p. 2] is beastly but we had to run the knife, fork, & spoon which was the raison d'être of the show in & which distinguished it from others which it might otherwise have seemed to copy. I tried it all ways & never to my liking

Very Failly yours

Marcus B Huish

Mr Brown's[4] to blame for the MacNeil I asked him to verify me & he did, but wrongly.

I[5] will send you fresh catalogue when it comes [it?] - but it will be next week as there are some additions &c


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Notes:

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

2.  Catalogue
The catalogue to an exhibition of old silver then taking place at the Fine Art Society. Early in November 1902, JW agreed to lend some choice pieces from his collection. See Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2., p. 294. See M. B. Huish to JW, #01377, #01378, #01381, #01382, #01388 and E. G. Brown to JW, #01387.

3.  Biblical quotation
'The tongue of the Just is as choice Silver', Prov. 10.20. It was written on a card; see E. G. Brown to JW, 24 December 1902, #01387.

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

5.  I
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