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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01782
Date: 4 April 1874
Author: William Graham[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G148
Document Type: ALS[2]


44, GROSVENOR PLACE. S.W.

Dear Mr Whistler

May I venture to ask you if you can at all summon the necessary afflatus to complete the charming little Annabel Lee [3]of which I had a [preview?] in the early days of our acquaintance or if that cannot be if you will kindly let me have it in such unfinished state as you have been able to accomplish. Pray forgive the importunity if it be so

Yours truly

W Graham

4 April 1874


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Notes:

1.  William Graham
William Graham (1817-1885), MP and collector [more].

2.  ALS
The letter has a mourning border.

3.  Annabel Lee
Annabel Lee (YMSM 79). It was repeatedly rubbed down and never completed.