System Number: 09909
Date: [18 August 1897]
Recipient: Jonathan Sturges
Place: [Haslemere, Surrey]
Repository: Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ
Call Number: Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Gen MSS [Misc.], CO 140, Box WH, Whistler Folder, subfolder 1-2
Credit Line: Published with permission of Princeton University Library
Document Type: ALS
what do you think of my waving aloft the American flag? and firing free!! -
Be sure you read the other man first -
Write us another nice letter - and I will get down to you some day - and be delighted.
* There was a horrible misprint here Jonathan - The printers devil had spoilt my sentence by putting a full stop in the middle of it! - You must have wondered!
You will like the little turn of the thumb towards the business end of the Brooklyn! -
[two press cuttings]
Jonathan Sturges. Esq
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON N. W. / 5.15 PM / AU 18 / 97
1. [18 August 1897]
Dated from the postmark.
4. other man
Presumably 'De Sales', whose letter of 16 August (see below) commented on social differences between English and Americans.
5. [press cutting]
The cutting here is Whistler, James McNeill, 'Britain and the United States,' The Morning Post, 18 August 1897 (identical to that at #09324). JW has added an asterisk next to the line of text 'You, sir ... Debrett' in the fifth paragraph, to which his following comments refer. Of the two other fragmentary press-cuttings, one is signed 'De Sales' and dated August 16 - (to whom JW refers in #02532) and is dated 16 August. The other fragment, which is not dated, concerns the Pennell v. Sickert lithography trial, which took place on 5 and 6 April 1897.