System Number: 05469
Date: [25 June 1890]
Recipient: George Washburn Smalley
Place: [New York]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S114
Document Type: ALd
Not to be recognised, my dear Smalley, may be a sadness - I don't know! - but to be readily mistaken for another is a humiliation - qui fait douter de tout! -
And O! grief and disillusion! Your preoccupation with political matter of minor importance, has given the impostor the rare occasion of palming off, as his own, upon you fin connaisseur, a Whistler of the purist [sic] water! - an
3. qui fait douter de tout
Fr., which makes one doubt everything.
5. fin connaisseur
Fr., fine connoisseur.
6. a Whistler
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890.