Documents associated with: pamphlets
Record 3 of 8
System Number: 05353
Date: [1/20 February 1885?]
Recipient: Philip Robinson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R248
Document Type: ALS
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
Dear Robinson -
Miss Lenoir is in Germany - tout simplement -
She is coming back I fancy by the end of the week -
Why not? - Of course do go and see her - but you know it [p. 2] is ages ago since you meant to call with my card! and every one of us gets restless at last -
Come down and see me some afternoon when you can take the train as far as Walham Green - 454. Fulham Road or in the morning early to The Vale -
1. [1/20 February 1885?]
Before 20 February 1885, when JW first gave the 'Ten O'Clock Lecture (see note below). Also dated from reference to Helen Lenoir.
5. Ten O clock
The 'Ten O'Clock Lecture,' JW's major public statement of his aesthetic ideas, which he would shortly deliver for the first time at the Prince's Hall, Piccadilly.
6. Ruskin Pamphlet
A reference to Whistler, James McNeill, Whistler v. Ruskin: Art and Art Critics, London, 1878, JW's polemic against art criticism, published in the aftermath of his libel case against John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more].
7. Always ...
The remainder of the letter is written at right-angles in the left-hand margin.