The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11418
Date: [3 December 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: George Earle Buckle[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published[3]
Document Type: PLc

To the Editor of the Times:

Dear Sir, -

I beg to acknowledge the consummate sense of opportunity displayed by the Editor of the Times, in his cunning production of a part of my letter.

Amazing! Mes compliments!

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1.  [3 December 1886]
This is a reply to the Times' letter of 1 December 1886 (#11409); a draft of JW's reply is written on the back of a letter from Ellen Melicent Sickert (1848-1914), née Cobden, writer [more], to JW, dated 2 December 1886 (#05421).

2.  George Earl Buckle
George Earl Buckle (1854-1935), editor of the Times from 1884-1912 [more].

3.  Published
The original has not been located; this transcription is taken from Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890, p. 201.