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System Number: 03047
Date: [6 May 1902][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Richard Albert Canfield[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 4/136
Document Type: MsLc[3]

Dear Mr Canfield -

The messenger has just come - and gone!

It appears that he thrust the package of papers you so kindly sent me into the servant's hand & instantly bolted! -

This is too bad - for I had the photographs all ready -

However I will leave them at the hotel as I pass - only I fear that tonight you will have been disappointed, and doubtless the man will have said: "there was no answer"! -

With many thanks for it is very nice of you to send me all these things -
Always sincerely

J. McNeill Whistler.

74. Cheyne Walk. Chelsea.

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Richard Canfield Esq.
Claridges Hotel -
Brook Street
[postmark:] May 6. 02.


1.  [6 May 1902]
This date, noted in the left margin of the letter copy, is confirmed by the postmark recorded by the copyist.

2.  Richard Albert Canfield
Richard Albert Canfield (1855-1914), gambler [more].

3.  MsLc
This copy was made by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]. A partial typescript copy from an unknown sale catalogue exists in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC (#09261).