The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12581
Date: 6 March 1885
Author: John L. Thomson[1]
Place: Cambridge
Recipient: Henry Babington Smith[2]
Place: [Cambridge]
Repository: Trinity College Library, Cambridge
Document Type: ALS


Trinity College

Mar. 6th 1885

Dear Smith,

I shall be very glad to have a card for Whistlers lecture[4].

Yours very truly

J. L. Thomson

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1.  John L. Thomson
John L. Thomson (1850-1929), Trinity College Library, Cambridge [more].

2.  Henry Babington Smith
Henry Babington Smith (1863-1923), civil servant and financier [more].

3.  '10'
Written at top of sheet in another hand.

4.  lecture
A reference to JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture,' his major public statement of his aesthetic ideas. He first delivered the lecture in London on 20 February 1885. He would repeat it before the University Fine Art Society at the Theatre Royal, Cambridge, on 11 March (see printed invitation, #12590). A version of the text of the lecture may be found at #06791.