The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13355
Date: [1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London?]
Recipient: Edmund Hodgson Yates[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Call Number: GLAHA 46117, pp. 69-70
Document Type: ALd


How is this! - You never told me that "a Mr Hamerton[3]" had been taken up in France! -

"Calling me a Mr Hamerton does me no harm["], he once announced in the N.Y. Tribune[4] ["]but it is a breach of ordinary good manners in speaking of the well known Writer" and so he has now gone forth all so bold and discounted his safety (invulnerability) in the in the guise of the joyous Artist producing under the clear eye of the gendarme too of France impudent images (cypherings) what he admits could be of no use whatever to any one

Ref of all this you say nothing - and yet you watch over my collection - By day [the?] Prof does nothing venture - and our erst Arry[5] may not turn in the grave without my knowing

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1.  [1888 ?]
This was drafted in a sketchbook (Sketchbook (M.1145)), which includes items dating from between 1886 and 1888, for instance, a draft letter from JW to H. Labouchère of [21 August 1886] (# 13353, not transcribed). See also #09014, #13352, #13353, #13356, #13357.

2.  Edmund Hodgson Yates
Edmund Hodgson Yates (1831-1894), novelist, 'Atlas' columnist and editor-proprietor of the World [more].

3.  Mr Hamerton
Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834-1894), author, critic and artist [more].

4.  N.Y. Tribune
Hamerton's letter was dated 29 September 1880 (#11397).

5.  Arry
Henry ('Arry') Quilter (1851-1907), advocate and art critic [more].