The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10690
Date: [20/25 January 1884][1]
Author: JW
Place: St Ives
Recipient: Walter Buckler Lethbridge[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/15/4
Document Type: ALS

Your note mon tres cher has followed me here - whither I had flown to escape your vigilant eye! -

It is a wonderful place, though I fancy I have had enough of it - and long for London -

When I get back you will have to come & see what I have been about - and soon after you shall carry off the portrait[3] - ! Voila! -

Did you see in the The World[4] Jan. 2. my letter, referring to a paragraph in the number of the week before (Dec. 26)? [p. 2] About 'Arry of course -

Look in this week's World too, I think you will find another go - if in time -

With all sorts of best wishes for the year
Always Yours

J McNeill Whistler

14. Barnoon Terrace - St Ives. Cornwall.

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1.  [20/25 January 1884]
Dated by address and publication of letters (see below).

2.  Walter Buckler Lethbridge
Walter Buckler Lethbridge (b. ca 1825), barrister [more]. His name has been added in another hand to the letter in the Library of Congress.

3.  portrait
No portrait of Lethbridge is known.

4.  The World
The subject was an article by Henry ('Arry') Quilter (1851-1907), advocate and art critic [more], in which he mistook a drawing for an etching, in a review of Samuel Palmer's (Samuel Palmer (1805-1881), painter, draughtsman and etcher [more]) illustrations for Virgil's Eclogues (see World, 26 December 1883 and 2 January 1884, Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, B.24; #11398). There are similar references to these newspapers in #09420, #03607, #10690, #10979.