The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10587
Date: [January 1890/January 1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Mary Jeune[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Garrick Club, London
Call Number: Jeune No. 153
Document Type: ALS


Am I supposed to have forgotten indeed that in London there is one charming house whose brilliant hostess once remembered me! - Dear Mrs Jeune I have sadly wondered at my banishment - and now the pretty note that recalls me fills me with sorrow and vexation that I cannot come at once as I would for I have hopelessly entangled myself with some other entertainment given I doubt not entirely in my honor - how else!

Will you ever ask me again? - I really have a mind to go to America that you may have an excuse to bid me to a banquet on the occasion of my departure! -

Why would you not come to the Grosvenor[3] yesterday? -

I went to make you my official call bringing my best wishes for this excellent New Year! -

With kindest thanks and devotion

[butterfly signature]

There has been much literature of mine about lately that I hope you may have collected for your joy! - It was all meant for your eye and without your approval I shall have failed!

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1.  [January 1890/January 1892]
Dated by reference to 'literature' and 'New Year'.

2.  Mary Jeune
Susan Mary Elizabeth Jeune, née Stuart-Mackenzie, later Lady Jeune, society hostess, journalist and charity worker [more].

3.  Grosvenor
Presumably the Grosvenor Gallery.