The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 03149
Date: [10/30 October 1895][1]
Author: Arthur Haythorne Studd[2]
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Recipient: Editor, the Speaker[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 4/203-04
Document Type: MsLc[4]

Sir -

Having patiently waited for someone of more habit to expose the worthlessness of criticism founded upon impotent malice, I now beg that you will allow me, through your influential journal, to draw attention to a glaring instance in Mr. Moore's late comments[5] upon Mr. Whistler's picture of this year. -

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1.  [10/30 October 1895]
Dated from address and the reference to George Moore (see below).

2.  Arthur Haythorne Studd
Arthur ('Peter') Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), painter and collector [more]. Studd was in Lyme Regis, Dorset with JW who had been working there since mid-September. He stayed with JW until about 11 November.

3.  Editor, the Speaker

4.  MsLc
Copied by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more], who notes that this was a covering letter for another letter from A. H. Studd to the Editor of the Speaker, #03150.

5.  Mr. Moore's late comments
George Moore (1852-1933), novelist and art critic [more].