The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09472
Date: [February 1885][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Leslie Thomson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLfc[3]

[asks that the club secretary direct and post a letter to Paris, invites Thompson to come to his "ten o'clock"[4], and explains his inability to send tickets for a stage show]

[...] seats in the balcony are to be at five shillings - they are capital both for seeing & for hearing [...] Mind you tell this to any of the 'Society' you see! In all cases any one wanting a seat either stall or balcony must write to Mr. D'Oy(ley) Carte[5] here. [...]

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1.  [February 1885]
Dated from reference to JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture'.

2.  Leslie Thomson
Leslie Thomson (1851-1929), coastal and landscape painter [more].

3.  PLfc
Published in an unspecified Emily Driscoll sale catalogue, item 148. It is listed as being an autograph signed letter, in bad condition and mended, on 'Savoy Theatre, Strand' headed paper.

4.  ten o'clock
JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture', his major public statement of his aesthetic ideas. It was first delivered on 20 February 1885 at the Prince's Hall, Piccadilly, and repeated subsequently at several other venues, including Oxford and Cambridge. The references to seating and tickets would have been for Prince's Hall.

5.  Mr. D'Oy(ley) Carte
Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901), impresario and property developer [more].