The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08126
Date: [c. 2/9 September 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Joseph Edgar Boehm[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/57/1
Document Type: ALS



[butterfly signature]

Lieber Spuch[4] -

Where are you? An age since I have seen you - and now if in town I want you so much to do me a great favor -

I have something quite lovely to show you - and you know I would rather [p. 2] you looked at my work than any body else - so do make an appointment and come to my Studio on Sunday afternoon next or better still on Monday - at about 5. o'clock - Dont propose to come in the morning - Have you seen my two letters in Truth[5]? Do send and get them - last weeks and this week's[6] - You will be delighted à propos of old Herbert[7].

454. Fulham Road

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1.  [c. 2/9 September 1886]
Dated by reference to Truth (see below).

2.  Joseph Edgar Boehm
Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-1890), sculptor [more].

3.  Whistler
Written in another hand.

4.  Lieber Spuch
JW and Boehm addressed each other affectionately in German. Why he calls Boehm 'Spuch' is not known.

5.  letters in Truth
JW's letters to H. Labouchère, 21 August 1886, published in Truth, 2 September 1886 (#09184), and 9 September, (#11410).

6.  and this week's
The remainder of the text, starting 'and this week' is in the top right corner of the page.

7.  Herbert
John Rogers Herbert (1810-1890), painter of portraits, genre and landscape [more]. JW did not admire his biblical and exotic historical subject painting.