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System Number: 01456
Date: [29 September 1888][1]
Author: Sheridan Ford[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: Tours
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F388
Document Type: W


[telegraph form:]

[postmark:] TOURS / INDRE ET LOIRE / T 29 / SEPT / 88

TOURS LONDON 6113 20 29/9 6-50' SR : =

= LETTER WONT REACH ME TILL MONDAY WHAT SHALL I CABLE TONIGHT . -

FORD

[on verso flap:] [WHISTLE]R 14 RUE DE LA SCELLERIE
[F]RANCE


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Notes:

1.  [29 September 1888]
Dated by postmark.

2.  Sheridan Ford
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more]. The author may also have been Mary Bacon Ford, née Martin, art agent [more] (see her correspondence with JW, #01439, #01440, #01442, #01444, #01445; #01447). JW was in France on a working honeymoon, after his marriage to Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more] on 11 August. The Whistlers remained there until about early November although around mid September they returned to London for a brief spell. They appear to have stayed at the Chez Monsieur Leymarie, Rue de la Scellerie, Tours from mid September. See JW to H. Whistler, #06713 and C. J. W. Hanson #01970. Ford was keen to persuade JW to sign a contract to undertake a series of etchings to be entitled 'Whistler's American Etchings' and a lecture tour in America. The Fords were under pressure from a syndicate of New York investors whom they had persuaded to back the project (see M. B. Ford to JW, #01448).