System Number: 11306
Date: [October 1878/September 1879]
Recipient: Richard Holmes
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 9/716/1-2
Document Type: MsLc
14, BUCKINGHAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
the White House
I send you down by Post registered the proof of the new plate! - "Wapping - the Dock" - printed and signed by myself -
Now, my dear Director, do be a good [illegible word], get me the cheque sent down in a day or two for the "- show is afire" here! I can tell you.
The price is Six guineas - voilà tout and I only wish I could send you more proofs - However, in a little while I [p. 2] may have something new again -
Meanwhile this [proof?], which now is [to hand?] you will have to [press?] at once and put in good condition -
I am sure you will like the etching - just write me a line to say so - and tell me that it arrived safely and all right -
J. McN. Whistler
(The Butterfly) -
'(Letter to Richard Holmes - Librarian at Windsor. In copy of Wedmore Calatogue from the Windsor Library.)'
1. [October 1878/September 1879]
Dated from JW's residence in the White House.
This hand written letter copy was made on the Pennell's headed notepaper. A note '(Letter ... Library.)' has been added at the foot of the page by the copyist.
4. 14, BUCKINGHAM STREET,
In the 1890s this was the address of Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936), née Robins, JW's biographer [more], and Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].
6. - show is afire
JW's term for his disastrous financial affairs.
7. voilà tout
Fr., that is all.