The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02154
Date: [20 January 1889?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Herbert Minton Cundall[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H251 (2)
Document Type: MsLd[3]

Dear Sir,

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your reply of the 19th instant.

I am more sorry than surprised to learn that Mr Stott of Oldham[4] has thought fit to disregard the proprieties of life in dealing with the Club[5] and with the Committee, and [...]

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1.  [20 January 1889?]
Dated by reference to a letter of 'the 19th instant', and to a quarrel (see below).

2.  Herbert Minton Cundall
Herbert Minton Cundall (1848-1940), secretary of the Hogarth Club, London [more].

3.  MsLd
This is written by Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more]. It appears on the reverse side of a copy of letter #02152, also made by Hanson.

4.  Mr Stott of Oldham
William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900), genre and landscape painter [more]. Stott objected to JW's treatment of Maud Franklin, who was rather abruptly abandoned when JW married Beatrix Godwin.

5.  Club
The two men quarrelled on 3 January 1899 (see JW to the Hogarth Club, 4 January 1899, #02142). The incident was public but the real cause was private. The two men were never reconciled.