The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13732
Date: [11 March 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: Henry John Cockayne Cust[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLf[3]


[JW is pleased by an invitation of Cust's to meet:] two nice ladies [...]

I was very much touched by your kind letter.

A word in your ear: you might perhaps help me a little. If it be at all possible on the plea of coarseness or, in short, if in your character as an editor you can keep out of the Pall Mall further gross and foolish attacks of the nature of the last I should really be grateful. For I am not at all now in the gayest of humours and I am greatly driven - not a moment to lose and I have other anxieties.[4] [...]

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1.  [11 March 1895]
Cust replied on 12 March 1895, #04397.

2.  Henry John Cockayne Cust
Henry John Cockayne Cust (1861-1917), editor of the Pall Mall Gazette from 1892-1896 [more].

3.  PLf
Published in Scott, J. W. Robertson, The life and death of a newspaper. An account of the Temperaments, Perturbations and Achievements of John Morley, W. T. Stead, E. T. Cook, Harry Cust, and three other Editors of the Pall Mall Gazette, London , 1952, p. 368.

4.  anxieties
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], had terminal cancer.