The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10045
Date: [9 October 1881][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Oscar Wilde[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, TX
Document Type: ALS

Sunday night.

Now Oscar

you have simply to get on your disguise again and come off with me tomorrow to Jersey[3]! -

I shall be down at the Studio tomorrow - and shall send for you at about 12 - we can make our final arrangements and probably leave by the 5 - o'clock train -

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [9 October 1881]
Dated from signature, mourning border, and similar phraseology to another letter mentioning a trip to the Channel Islands, which is dated 9 October 1881 (JW to M. R. Elden, #12818).

2.  Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde (1854-1900), writer, critic and playwright [more].

3.  Jersey
JW spent some weeks in Jersey and Guernsey. He painted watercolours and oils including Blue Wave: Near the Casquet Rocks (YMSM 231) and Bleu et argent: La Mer, Jersey (YMSM 232a). Wilde does not seem to have accompanied him. See also JW to H. Whistler, #06700; Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, p. 59.