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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08597
Date: [14 September 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Walter Dowdeswell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB[3],
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

What possessed you to send down to the Vale[4] in the afternoon? -

Come down on Thursday morning at 11.30. and I will give you some new proofs[5] - and you shall breakfast with me -

Always

[butterfly signature]

Tell me about my letter[6] -


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Envelope:

Walter Dowdeswell Esq.
133. New Bond Street -
[stamp:] POSTAGE & INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] CHARING CROSS W. C. / 7 / SP 14 / 86


Notes:

1.  [14 September 1886]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more].

3.  BEEFSTEAK CLUB
The letter is written at right angles to the printed heading. The Beefsteak was a private gentlemen's dining club.

4.  Vale
JW was living in the 'Pink Palace,' the Vale, off the Fulham Road in Chelsea.

5.  new proofs
A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6).

6.  my letter
Possibly a reference to JW's latest letter to Truth, (JW to H. Labouchère, 9 September 1886, #11410).