The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11127
Date: [c. 6/10 June 1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Walter Théodore Watts-Dunton[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLfc[3]


[...] nothing shall be allowed to interfere for I am determined to have the delight of dining with you. I hope you take pleasure in my letter to Swinburne[4]: you, under whose protecting wing has been produced what he has not understood.[...]

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1.  [c. 6/10 June 1888]
Dated from reference to letter to Swinburne (see below).

2.  Walter Théodore Watts-Dunton
Walter Theodore Watts (later Watts-Dunton) (1832-1914), solicitor, novelist and poet [more].

3.  PLfc
Partial text published by Maggs Bros., London, sale catalogue no. 365, spring 1918 (lot 768), £4 10s, described as 'A. L. S. Butterfly, 1½ pp., small 8vo'.

4.  letter to Swinburne
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), poet and critic [more]. The letter (#09459) related to Swinburne's attack on JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' which had recently been published in the Fortnightly Review. See Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 'Mr Whistler's Lecture on Art,' Fortnightly Review, vol. 43, no. 258, (new series), 1 June 1888, vol. 49, (old series), pp. 745-51. See also JW to A. C. Swinburne, #11125.