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System Number: 00319
Date: 19 October 1878
Author: Joseph Edgar Boehm[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B95
Document Type: ALS


THE AVENUE,
76, FULHAM ROAD, S. W.

Octbr 19th 1878

My dear Whistler

After you left I had my sitting with the "Herr Buchhalter"[2] and found my balance by "Scharlachfieber[3] & sehr langes Nichtsthun" so reduced that the enclosed is all I may allow myself for what will be a very great treat to me - If you will not be hurt or offended & will do me whatever & whenever you like & (if it is the slightest sketch) - you give me - believe me - very great delight - As I had [p. 2] always a fervent wish to have some specimen of your genius I am mean enough - to utilize the right moment - after our interesting conversation - & take you at your word & wait for your leisure[.] Be not vexed with

Always yours

J E Boehm


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Notes:

1.  Joseph Edgar Boehm
Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-1890), sculptor [more].

2.  Herr Buchhalter
Ger., 'Herr Book-keeper.'

3.  Scharlachfieber ... Nichtsthun
Ger., 'scarlet-fever and very long inactivity'.