The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12485
Date: 1 June 1877
Author: Anna B. Procter[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Emma Forrest[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Call Number: GUL Copies P77
Credit Line: © The Huntington Library
Document Type: ALS



June 1st 1877.

My dear,

I feel so kindly towards you, that I cannot put Miss Emma - so you must fill up the space as you like - [...][3]

[p. 2] [...] I have nothing to tell you that would interest you .. We go out to many dinners & Eve's - but tho' there is a geat deal of talk, there is nothing to report. I have made the acquaintance of Mr Whistler, the artist about whose paintings George[4] used to rave. He is a very remarkable looking person - dark - eyes & hair - and one white lock, on his forehead - all the family have this - He thinks very highly of his own works ... I always imagine that a truly great genius is never content that his idea is beyond any execution ..

Yr affect old friend

Anna B. Procter

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1.  Anna B. Procter
Anne Benson Procter (1799-1888), writer [more].

2.  Emma Forrest
Emma Forrest, relation of Col. George Forrest.

3.  [...]
Two paragraphs at the end of page one, and two at the top of page two, are not transcribed as they do not relate to JW or his circle.

4.  George
Colonel George Forrest (1846-1904), army officer [more]. See her letter to George, dated 6 May 1877 (#12486).