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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12824
Date: 26 September 1877
Author: Philip Richard Morris[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler E67a
Document Type: MsLc[2]


Morris to Whistler

Arts Club

Sep 26 - 77

My dear Whistler

You know I have not done anything without your know knowledge or tacit consent so you cannot reproach me now for what you virtually consented to -

I never will be other than your sincere friend

Phil Morris


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Notes:

1.  Philip Richard Morris
Philip Richard Morris (1833 or 1836-1902), painter [more]. Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more], had commissioned Morris to paint Portrait of Frances Leyland (Merrill, Linda, With Kindest Regards. The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903, Washington and London, 1995, p. 279, repr.), which was painted in 1877 and exhibited in 1878. JW's reply to Morris's letter is undated (#12825). The dispute is described in #12825.

2.  MsLc
This letter copy is one of four documents (#12823, #12825, #12826) which appear on the same large sheet of paper, written in the same hand. This is the first letter copy on that sheet.