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System Number: 02220
Date: 20 December 1887
Author: William Henry Hurlbert
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H316
Document Type: ALS
20 Dec '87
Dear Mr Whistler,
The letter is pronounced as neat a product of your pen as the album is of your needle - So you have naught now to do, I take it, but to await the lifted finger [p. 2] of the First Lord.
Let me know I pray you what you hear & so believe me
W H H.
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1. William Henry Hurlbert
William Henry Hurlbert (1827-1895), journalist and author, editor-in-chief of the New York World from 1876-1883 [more]. This is a follow up to another letter from Hurlbert (#12102).
2. The letter
Presumably JW's letter to William Henry Smith, a copy of which is at #09667 (see also #01849 and #01850).
JW presented Queen Victoria with an album of etchings of the 'Naval Review set', 1887 (K. 316-331) (excat 7).
4. First Lord
Possibly an allusion to Henry Frederick Ponsonby (1825-1895), Private Secretary to Queen Victoria [more].