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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07436
Date: [August 1886?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Editor[2], Court and Society Review
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler X10
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,[3]
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

Entre conspirateurs[4] doubt is more disturbing than disaster! -

I send you these "brown Paper" Antecedents[5], trusting that you may trace something like method in the madness of which I am sure you have, since this morning's talk, more than a dark suspicion -

With apologies for the trouble I inflict,
Always

[butterfly signature]


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Notes:

1.  [August 1886?]
Dated by the form of words (see #09589 for a full version of this letter).

2.  Editor
The tone suggests this could have been written to a friend or colleague in art or publishing, such as Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more] or Henry Du Pré Labouchère (1831-1912), journalist and Liberal MP [more].

3.  BEEFSTEAK CLUB
Letter written at right angles to the printed address.

4.  Entre conspirateurs
Fr., between conspirators.

5.  brown Paper Antecedents
JW published several pamphlets and catalogues bound in brown paper, including Whistler, James McNeill, Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'clock', London, 1886.