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Documents associated with: book, Gentle Art of Making Enemies
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System Number: 07536
Date: [April/June 1902][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: C. J. Harrison[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler 947
Document Type: ALS[3]


My dear Doctor -

For once you must really come round here tomorrow morning at the earliest hour! -

What shall we say - about 9. You can run back you know at once -

They have, this evening, served upon [p. 2] me a writ or warrant - I don't know what it is called - to appear tomorrow, at presen "12-15" in the morning, to judge of the cause of the possibly untimely end of your patient "Major Grantham Pearce[4] - & another!!!'['] - Thirsty natives no doubt!

Now you must come prepared with the necessary papers to prove "a[n] Alibi"!!

& so for the time
Goodnight!

J McNeill Whistler

74. Cheyne Walk - Chelsea -

Friday night -


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Notes:

1.  [April/June 1902]
Dated by the address.

2.  C. J. Harrison
Dr C. J. Harrison, physician, JW's doctor [more].

3.  ALS
This letter is affixed to the inside front page of a copy of Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London, 1890. The sheet has a mourning border.

4.  Major Grantham Pearce
Major Grantham Pearce (d. 1902), unidentified.