The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07077
Date: [23 April 1855][1]
Author: Thomas Winans[2]
Place: [Baltimore]
Recipient: JW
Place: Washington
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1066
Document Type: ALS

Monday -

Dear Jemie

You have been long enough in Washington[3] - I have no doubt but that your chances are better in New York - bring on your Easel & brushes & I will find you a face to paint here[4], that, will ease your pocket & give you practice - & perhaps fame - dont waste your time there any longer - your Ma[5] is spending a few days with us[.] I shall expect to see you on Thursday -

Yours truly

T Winans

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1.  [23 April 1855]
Probably to be dated from 'Monday', which fell on the 23 April 1855. On the following day Anna Whistler wrote to JW regarding Thomas Winans' invitation (#06459). JW's reply has not been located.

2.  Thomas Winans
Thomas De Kay Winans (1820-1878), locomotive engineer and collector [more].

3.  Washington
JW may have worked in a studio in Washington after leaving the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in February 1855.

4.  here
He is suggesting that JW spends a few days at Alexandroffsky, his luxurious villa in Baltimore, en route for New York.

5.  ma
Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more].