System Number: 01950
Date: 28 March 1890
Recipient: John McClure Hamilton
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H51
Document Type: ALdS
21, CHEYNE WALK,
March, 28. / 90.
Dear Sir -
I beg to acknowledge a quite unexpected and unmerited invitation to your house - of this I do not propose to take any advantage; but I am glad of the occasion to offer you my sincere thanks for your great help, however unintentional, in frustrating the little plot of your friend. -
Certainly, to your [p. 2] interesting frankness the other evening at the Grosvenor, and to your firm belief in this persistent Yankee's capacity for carrying out his unscrupulous intentions, do I owe my immediate action in Belgium, and it's delightful result! -
Your admission also of intimacy as the work went on - your approval of the Preface - and finally your patronage of the book
by your [ illegible] & participation in it's [sic] purpose, as asserted in its dedication to yourself, establish firmly for you, an enviable position amidst your confrères, upon which I am pleased to be the first to offer you my hearty congratulations -
J. McNeill. Whistler
Envelope:'McClure Hamilton letters'
This is likely to be a draft (or copied) version of the original letter.
3. 21, CHEYNE WALK,
Address printed in yellow.
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more], who had planned to publish an edition of JW's correspondence, originally with JW's support, but eventually in oposition to JW's own plans.