System Number: 07042
Date: [11/31 August 1886?]
Recipient: Richard Whiteing
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1031
Document Type: ALdf
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
My dear Whiteing -
I have been away - or you would have heard before now how charmed I was with your letter so gracefully volunteered! -
Nothing could have been more flattering than the surprise you had prepared for me - and your championship was as delightful to me, in its splendid [p. 2] method of execution, as it was in its' superb loyalty -
Never was I more fascinated with myself than when after dining again with the Governor of Valparaiso, I remembered my evening with yourself and found that you had forgotten no detail of simple statistics - with which you yet chronicled history without a sign of weariness ! appearing [...]
1. [11/31 August 1886?]
This appears to be the draft of JW's response to a letter from Whiteing to The Court and Society Review, [2 August 1886], #11365. JW was away, possibly visiting William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900), genre and landscape painter [more], in Cumberland, at the beginning of August.
This is probably an incomplete draft rather than the actual letter sent.
Written in another hand in upper left-hand corner of sheet.
6. Governor of Valparaiso