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System Number: 07724
Date: [5 November 1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Elizabeth Robins Pennell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 273/8/6
Document Type: ALS


[monogram:] WH[3]

5, NORFOLK STREET,
PARK LANE. W.

Dear Mrs. Pennell -

Alas! I have been down again with a bit of a cold and so we shall not be able to come to you tomorrow night -

I am so sorry - and there is no excuse for my stupidity -

However I hope it will be all right again directly - and that you [p. 2] will ask us again -

Most excellent your thrusting in der Tadema[4]! & Sargent[5] too! and so spoiling the scent! -

Besides it was just what ought to have been said about the pompous idiocy of the Spielman[n][6] people!

Always sincerely & with best messages to you both

J McNeill Whistler

Is Pennell[7] doing any thing about Lavery[8] - or the sub Committee? -

Monday eveg


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Envelope:

To
Mrs. Joseph Pennell -
14. Buckingham Street
Strand.
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON W [...] / 12.15 AM / NO 6 / 00


Notes:

1.  [5 November 1900]
Written late in the evening of 5 November, and bearing a postmark from very early on the morning of 6 November.

2.  Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936), née Robins, JW's biographer [more].

3.  WH
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

4.  Mr Tadema
Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), painter [more].

5.  Sargent
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), artist [more].

6.  Spielman[n]
Marion Henry Alexander Spielmann (1858-1948), journalist and writer on art [more].

7.  Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].

8.  Lavery
John Lavery (1856-1941), painter [more].