The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02340
Date: 6 [April] 1899[1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Frederick Augustus Maxse[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler I80
Document Type: ALS[3]


I am, beyond words, distressed at your statistics! -

Don't you think the Frigate[4] would go on rollers in the Rink - later on! - and then your £150. would come back to you time and times over! -

Now there's an idea! -

I have not the heart, though, [p. 2] to reason with an enthusiast and a discoverer - and so you shall go to the Committee[5] - to whom I will send on your letters -

Could any thing be nicer!

Meanwhile Admiral the complete indifference you show concerning my health - to which I can find no allusion whatever in your letter - influenza notwithstanding - is deeply mortifying! -

and yet - I am, my dear Admiral,
Always, devotedly Yours

J. McNeill Whistler

110. Rue du Bac.

6. [April] 1899.

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1.  6 [April] 1899

2.  Frederick Augustus Maxse
Admiral Friedrich ('Frederick') Augustus Maxse (1833-1900), political writer [more].

3.  ALS
The paper has a deep mourning border.

4.  Frigate
Referring to Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more] (see #02339).

5.  Committee
The Executive Council of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers.