System Number: 03640
Date: 28 November 
Recipient: Ernest George Brown
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 9/45
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr. Browne [sic] -
I think & hope that perhaps on Friday we manage to see Miss Nellie and her Mama here again - and then in the afternoon you might come in -
Here is the revise for the Pennell Catalogue - It would be less miserable & cheap looking if it were on a clean page by itself, facing the "Catalogue".
[p. 2] Send me back a proof that I may see that it is correct - Certainly at present it looks exceedingly ugly! & common!! and shabby! - recalling former economies of the Board!!. -
Note that I have taken out the words: from Mr Whistler - also that I have begun the first line further on - preseeding [sic] it with opening dots ...... - See that the printers do all this properly - and especially that my name is in smaller and neater caps -
You have never sent me the proofs of Mallarmé - the lithographs - I want them all - You had better give them now to my man who brings this -
I am much pleased with the work of Mr Holland - he has laid down my water colour capitally -
J McN. Whistler
[p. 3] 'Saturday 28th Nov
1. 28 November 
Dated from the almanac.
Written on narrow-bordered mourning paper.
6. Pennell Catalogue
The catalogue of the exhibition, Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895, had a preface written by Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].
9. Mr Holland
Holland, framemaker and picture restorer. The watercolour has not been identified. It might possibly have been Rose and Pink - the Mother's sleep (M.1300); see JW's letter to D. C. Thomson, 14 December 1896, #08415.
10. Mr [Truhorn?]
'Saturday 28th ... Mr [Truhorn?]' is written faintly in pencil in another hand.