System Number: 07023
Date: [December 1896]
Recipient: William McNeill Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1012
Document Type: ALS
Grafton 8. Fitzroy Street - Fitzroy Sq.
My dear Willie -
I don't know how it is that I have been all this while under the impression that you were in Homburg, & that your letter to me was from there! There was no address, but I got it into my head that the stamps were foreign! - not being the usual [p. 2] British penny! - All this I wrote to Sis some time ago - But this morning a wire from her tells me you are still in Wimpole Street -
Here is cheque from Goupils - they have paid down half - Thomson asking me to let them pay the other half at beginning of year. -
Now do go off at once out of this fog -
But you cant think of the mad haste in which I am forced to write this - So must forgive all sorts of abruptness -
W. McNeill Whistler. Esq. M D
17. Wimpole Street -
1. [December 1896]
Dated from the mourning notepaper (Beatrix Whistler died on 10 May 1896) and the reference to Thomson (see note below).
The paper has a deep mourning border.
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more], manager of the Goupil Gallery. The gallery had just purchased Whistler in his Studio (YMSM 63) from Dr Whistler (see JW to W. McN. Whistler, 2 January 1897, #07025.