The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13376
Date: [1901/1902][1]
Author: JW
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Call Number: GLAHA 46313, pp. 60-61
Document Type: ALd

Nothing is really unworthy the sick man's observation, the ways of flies of an afternoon on the window -

And So it was unveiled to me that in a flat & foolish way literature rather than this law, had

[p. 2] The Saville[2], which my friend Mr. Charley Brookfield[3], an authority assures me is cultured, and entrusts, [commits?] [deposes?] its members during periods of [washing?] and h to the Arts Club where is Lieutenant General Colonel Edis[4] the [mounted?] Architect, and the doughty Prinsep (Val)[5] begirthed for South Africa[6] - and they [students?] Burlington House -

one, who "at the time" was well considered - a space long enough for most reputations in England.

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1.  [1901/1902]
Dated by other notes in the sketchbook, and by the reference to the Boer War (see below); the draft is practically illegible.

2.  The Saville
A private gentleman's club. It is not certain that the notes on these two pages are related.

3.  Mr. Charley Brookfield
Charles Hallam Elton Brookfield (1857-1913), actor and playwright [more].

4.  Lieutenant General Colonel Edis
Robert William Edis (1839-1927), architect [more], was Colonel of the Artists Corps of Volunteers.

5.  Prinsep (Val)
Valentine Cameron Prinsep (1836-1904), painter and writer [more].

6.  South Africa
This was written during the Boer War (1899-1902).