System Number: 11627
Date: [16/17 September 1890]
Recipient: Gerard Harry
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 182
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
21 - Cheyne Walk. Chelsea -
Dear Mr. Harry -
How nice and charming of you! - I am in every way delighted with what you have written - and feel sure that you would have been greatly pleased had you been present on the occasion you so capitally describe -
Now I send you a very bright article from a very pretty paper you will [p. 2] rejoice in - "The Whirlwind" -
It is perfectly new in every sense - and has taken London really by storm -
It is edited and written entirely by two distinguished young fellows - Gentlemen - and is of a lightness and freshness and independence naturally quite unknown in England -
It would be graceful of you if you spoke of the paper itself in The Indépendence - and the Editors would be charmed with your appreciation -
They are sending you a copy -
Our friend Mr. Augustus Moore has contented himself with writing a scurrilous account of how he thrashed me!! -
I can scarcely thank you enough for all the kind trouble you have taken about the pictures - but hope soon to be able to tell you how kind I think it of you - At present however I fear I shall yet be obliged to remain in town for awhile because of all this!
A bientot therefore - Meanwhile pray present our kindest souvenirs and compliments to Madame Harry - My wife bids me [p. 3] send you a special message of thanks for the very great pleasure you have given her by the brilliant and sympathetic article to which we shall owe a clear understanding of the situation all over the Continent - -
Again with a thousand thanks and my warmest expression of friendship,
believe me my dear Mr. Harry,
Very sincerely Yours
Do send me the Indépendence
4. Mr. Augustus Moore
Augustus Martin Moore (d. 1918), journalist and acting manager [more]. JW responded to an article in the Hawk, which he considered to libel the late E. W. Godwin, by striking Moore with a cane in the foyer of Drury Lane Theatre on Saturday evening, 6 September 1890.
5. Madame Harry
Mme Harry, wife of the journalist Gérard Harry.