The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09233
Date: [1/7 January 1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Hargrave Morrison[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr Morrison -

Your letter[3] has remained this long while unanswered because of absence[4] abroad & much occupation -

I shall be glad to see you again, and very pleased to paint for your friends a head[5] of [p. 2] yourself - and will arrange with you for the first sitting very shortly -

With best wishes for the New Year,
Very faithfully Yours

J McNeill Whistler

Hargrave Morrison Eq

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1.  [1/7 January 1888]
Dated from the reference to the New Year; it is a reply to a letter from H. Morrison dated 12 December 1887, #04191.

2.  Hargrave Morrison
Hargrave Morrison (b. 1817), oil and colour merchant [more].

3.  Your letter

4.  absence
JW had been in Paris in December 1887 (see JW to P. M. Craigie, #11253).

5.  a head
It is not known if this portrait commission came to anything.