The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11293
Date: [1887?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Dudley Hardy[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 9/706/3
Document Type: TLc[3]

Dear Mr. Hardy:

Mr Le Patourel[4] will see to the matter of the catalogue as you desire.

The Committee thought this morning that there might be a second room for water colors - this is now found to be impossible - therefore your second picture (just arrived) will be really rather a difficulty to us. And I am sure you will understand how it is that we cannot well find for it a proper place.

Very faithfully yours,

J. McNeill Whistler

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1.  [1887?]
JW took office as President of the SBA in December 1886 and this letter presumably dates from some time during his Presidency. This letter may be referring to arrangements for Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887, or 64th Annual Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887.

2.  Dudley Hardy
Dudley Hardy (1867-1922), painter and illustrator [more].

3.  TLc
This letter is also recorded in a sales catalogue entry with some minor changes in punctuation and wording (see #09148).

4.  Mr Le Patourel
A. F. or A. J. Le Patourel, painter, acting secretary of the SBA [more].