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Record 11 of 33

System Number: 04389
Date: 12 February 1889
Author: Charles Morley[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P28
Document Type: ALS


Feb. 12. 1889.

PALL MALL GAZETTE
NORTHUMBERLAND STREET,
STRAND.

Dear Mr. Whistler,

ho. ho. I knew to whom you alluded quite well. Besides I should rather like being to be scalped as by such a redoubtable performer, with the [p. 2] blade as you are. You see you make such a clean job of it - that

Let me congratulate you on your new honours.

As I have not seen your arrest for murder announced I take it that the other little affair[2] has been buried in oblivion.

Yours vy trly

Charles Morley.


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Notes:

1.  Charles Morley
Charles Morley (1853-1916), journalist at the Pall Mall Gazette [more]. He was replying to JW's letter about Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more] (#04388).

2.  affair
Possibly JW's quarrel with William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900), genre and landscape painter [more].