The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09909
Date: [18 August 1897][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Jonathan Sturges[2]
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[3]

Jonathan -

what do you think of my waving aloft the American flag? and firing free!! -

Be sure you read the other man[4] first -

Write us another nice letter - and I will get down to you some day - and be delighted.

[butterfly signature]

[press cutting][5]

* 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]

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Jonathan Sturges. Esq
The Millhanger
[postmark:] LONDON N. W. / 5.15 PM / AU 18 / 97


1.  [18 August 1897]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  ALS
Deep bordered mourning envelope. JW's note is written in the margins of a sheet to which his letter to the Morning Post of 17 August 1897 (#09324) is attached.

3.  Jonathan Sturges
Jonathan Sturges (1864-1911), author and translator [more].

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.