The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 03669
Date: [15/18 May 1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Justin Huntly McCarthy[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M4
Document Type: ALd


My dear Justin -

I am enchanted!

I have read the most brilliant article[3] in the Daily news - and I beg that you will say to your Father[4] that I am touched and flattered beyond measure at the sympathyetic & interest he shows for what I have written - my work -

I[t] was most charming of him -

Pray offer him my sincerest thanks and appreciation for this from one so distinguished, most graceful compliment -

[p. 2] 'to / Justin McCarthy[5] / re Article Daily News'

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1.  [15/18 May 1888]
Dated from within a week of the appearance of J. H. McCarthy's article (see below); this may be a reply to McCarthy's letter of 14 May 1888, #03668.

2.  Justin Huntly McCarthy
Justin Huntly McCarthy (1860-1936), dramatist, novelist and historian [more].

3.  article
[J. McCarthy] 'Mr Whistler's "Ten O'Clock,"' Daily News, 12 May 1888, p. 4, which was a review of Whistler, James McNeill, Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'clock', London, 1888 (see Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, A. 9c). See also reference in J. R. Rodd's letter to JW, 14 May [1888], #05212.

4.  Father
Justin McCarthy (1830-1912), MP, journalist, novelist and historian [more].

5.  to / Justin McCarthy
Remainder of text written in another hand, possibly that of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].