The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04384
Date: [28 June 1888][1]
Author: [John?] Morley[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P23
Document Type: W

[telegraph form:] POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS.

[postmark:] CHELSEA - S. W. / JU28 / 88

HANDED IN AT THE } West Strand OFFICE AT 12 38 p.M., RECEIVED HERE AT } 12 55 p.M.

Reply Paid

TO { Whistler 13. Flat
Tower House Tite St

Stephens review[3] says you are to lead Mrs Godwin[4] to altar[.] May we confirm or contradict


'Reply paid'[5]

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1.  28 June 1888
Dated by postmark.

2.  [John?] Morley
John Morley (1838-1923), Viscount Morley of Blackburn, MP, barrister, editor of the Fortnightly Review from 1867-1880, and the Pall Mall Gazette from 1880-1883 [more], or perhaps Charles Morley (1853-1916), journalist at the Pall Mall Gazette [more].

3.  Stephens review
St Stephen's Review of Facts and Fancies, Thoughts, Realities and Shams, a London periodical.

4.  Mrs Godwin
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. The marriage took place on 11 August 1888 at St Mary Abbot's Church, Kensington.

5.  'Reply paid'
Written in another hand in the lower right corner.